Abbevillian

adjective
Abbe·​vil·​li·​an | \ ˌab-ˈvi-lē-ən How to pronounce Abbevillian (audio) , ˌa-bə- \

Definition of Abbevillian

: of or relating to an early Lower Paleolithic culture of Europe characterized by bifacial stone hand axes

First Known Use of Abbevillian

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abbevillian

borrowed from French abbevillien, from Abbeville, town in Somme Department, France (near where tools of this tradition were found) + -ien -ian

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“Abbevillian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abbevillian. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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