Adena

adjective
Ade·​na | \ ə-ˈdē-nə \

Definition of Adena

: of or belonging to a prehistoric culture centered in the Mississippi valley marked by large conical burial mounds and thought to precede the Hopewell culture though in some areas it lasted later than Hopewell

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First Known Use of Adena

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adena

after Adena, town in Jefferson county, Ohio, its type station

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“Adena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adena. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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