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

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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“Albian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Albian. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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