Devonian

adjective

De·​vo·​ni·​an di-ˈvō-nē-ən How to pronounce Devonian (audio)
1
: of or relating to Devonshire, England
2
: of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era between the Silurian and the Mississippian or the corresponding system of rocks see Geologic Time Table
Devonian noun

Word History

Etymology

Devon, England

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Devonian was in 1612

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“Devonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Devonian. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Devonian

adjective
De·​vo·​ni·​an di-ˈvō-nē-ən How to pronounce Devonian (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a period of the Paleozoic era of geological history or the corresponding system of rocks see geologic time
Devonian noun
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