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

Silurian

play
adjective Si·lu·ri·an \sī-ˈlu̇r-ē-ən, sə-\

Definition of Silurian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the Silures or their place of habitation

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a period of the Paleozoic era between the Ordovician and Devonian or the corresponding system of rocks marked by numerous eurypterid crustaceans and the appearance of the first land plants — see geologic time table

Silurian noun


Origin of silurian

Latin Silures


First Known Use: 1708


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to expose to danger or risk

Get Word of the Day daily email!