Cro-Magnon

noun
Cro-Ma·​gnon | \ krō-ˈmag-nən How to pronounce Cro-Magnon (audio) , -ˈman-yən \

Definition of Cro-Magnon

: a hominid of a tall erect race of the Upper Paleolithic known from skeletal remains found chiefly in southern France and classified as the same species (Homo sapiens) as present-day humans

First Known Use of Cro-Magnon

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cro-Magnon

Cro-Magnon, a cave near Les Eyzies, France

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The first known use of Cro-Magnon was in 1869

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“Cro-Magnon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cro-Magnon. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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