adjective Acheu·le·an \ə-ˈshü-lē-ən\
variants: or


play \ə-ˈshü-lē-ən\

Definition of Acheulean

  1. :  of or relating to a Lower Paleolithic culture originating in Africa and typified by bifacial tools with round cutting edges

Origin and Etymology of acheulean

French acheuléen, from St. Acheul, near Amiens, France

First Known Use: 1877

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