Cambrian

adjective
Cam·​bri·​an | \ ˈkam-brē-ən How to pronounce Cambrian (audio) , ˈkām- How to pronounce Cambrian (audio) \

Definition of Cambrian

1 : welsh
2 : of, relating to, or being the earliest geologic period of the Paleozoic era or the corresponding system of rocks marked by fossils of nearly every major invertebrate animal group — see Geologic Time Table

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Cambrian noun

First Known Use of Cambrian

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cambrian

Medieval Latin Cambria Wales, from Middle Welsh Cymry Wales, Welshmen

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The first known use of Cambrian was in 1604

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“Cambrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cambrian. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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