Cro-Magnon

noun Cro-Ma·gnon \ krō-ˈmag-nən , -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

Origin and Etymology of cro-magnon

Cro-Magnon, a cave near Les Eyzies, France


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