Piltdown man


Pilt·down man

noun \ˈpilt-ˌdan-\

Definition of PILTDOWN MAN

:  a supposedly very early hominid erroneously reconstructed from a combination of human and animal skeletal remains the latter of which were later found to have been planted by a hoaxer

Origin of PILTDOWN MAN

Piltdown, East Sussex, England
First Known Use: circa 1918

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