Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pre–Columbian

play
adjective pre–Co·lum·bi·an \ˌprē-kə-ˈləm-bē-ən\

Definition of pre–Columbian

  1. :  preceding or belonging to the time before the arrival of Columbus in America



1888

First Known Use of pre–columbian

1888


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pre–Columbian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).