Albian

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adjective

Al·​bi·​an ˈal-bē-ən How to pronounce Albian (audio)
: of or relating to the lowest division of the Upper Cretaceous especially in western Europe and the Mediterranean basin

Albian

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noun

Al·​bi·​an ˈal-bē-ən How to pronounce Albian (audio)
plural -s
: the Albian series or epoch

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Alb- (probably from Aube, department of France, its type station) + English -ian

First Known Use

Adjective

1846, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Albian was in 1846

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“Albian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Albian. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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