Ediacaran

adjective

Edi·​a·​car·​an ˌē-dē-ˈa-k(ə-)rən How to pronounce Ediacaran (audio)
-ə-ˈker-ən,
-ˈka-rən
variants or less commonly Ediacara
ˌē-dē-ˈa-k(ə-)rə How to pronounce Ediacaran (audio)
-ə-ˈker-ə,
-ˈka-rə
: being or belonging to an assemblage of extinct multicellular marine organisms of the Late Precambrian era
Ediacaran fauna
Ediacaran noun

Word History

Etymology

Ediacara Hills, South Australia

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ediacaran was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Ediacaran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ediacaran. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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