Albian

adjective
Al·​bi·​an | \ ˈal-bē-ən How to pronounce Albian (audio) \

Definition of Albian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the lowest division of the Upper Cretaceous especially in western Europe and the Mediterranean basin

Albian

noun
Al·​bi·​an | \ ˈal-bē-ən How to pronounce Albian (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of Albian (Entry 2 of 2)

: the Albian series or epoch

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First Known Use of Albian

Adjective

1846, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Albian

Adjective

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

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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 14 Aug. 2020.

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