Anim·​i·​ke·​an | \ ə¦nimə¦kēən \
variants: or Animiki \ əˈnimə(ˌ)kē \

Definition of Animikean

: of or relating to the series of Proterozoic rocks that underlies the Keweenawan

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First Known Use of Animikean

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Animikean

borrowed from a Northwestern Ojibwe cognate of Minnesota Ojibwe animiiki “thunderbird, thunderer“ (alluding to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior, Ontario)

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“Animikean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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