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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


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

Word History



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

First Known Use


1846, in the meaning defined above


1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Albian was in 1846

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“Albian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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