Eocene

adjective
Eo·​cene | \ˈē-ə-ˌsēn \

Definition of Eocene 

: of, relating to, or being an epoch of the Tertiary between the Paleocene and the Oligocene or the corresponding series of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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