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Piltdown man

noun Pilt·down man \ˈpilt-ˌdan-\

Definition of PILTDOWN MAN

:  a supposedly very early hominid erroneously reconstructed in the early 1900s from what was later determined to be human skull fragments and an orangutan lower jaw planted by a hoaxer

Origin of PILTDOWN MAN

Piltdown, East Sussex, England
First Known Use: 1913

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