Bal·​ti·​ca ˈbȯl-ti-kə How to pronounce Baltica (audio)
: a land mass that was an independent continent about 500 million years ago and is currently part of northwestern Eurasia
In the Northern Hemisphere, the earlier terranes of Laurentia, Avalonia, and Baltica combined in the Early Devonian (418 to 400 million years ago) …Trond H. Torsvik, Science, 30 May 2003

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Baltica was in 1979

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“Baltica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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