Eur·​asian yu̇r-ˈā-zhən How to pronounce Eurasian (audio)
: of a mixed European and Asian origin
: of or relating to Europe and Asia
Eurasian noun

Examples of Eurasian in a Sentence

a Eurasian species of bird
Recent Examples on the Web How regulators and farmers are working to contain the spread The USDA believes the dairy cows have been sickened by a strain called H5N1, Eurasian lineage goose/Guangdong clade, which was likely introduced by wild birds. Joe Hernandez, NPR, 31 Mar. 2024 It was also located on the eastern end of the famed Silk Road–a critical Eurasian trade network from the second century BCE until the 15th Century. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024 These serve clients in Eurasian territory with a special focus in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Patrick Frater, Variety, 27 Mar. 2024 Paul Calle, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s chief veterinarian, told The Washington Post that the virus, the rat poisons and the injuries Flaco suffered after flying into a building might have all contributed to the 13-year-old Eurasian eagle owl’s death. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 The necropsy, conducted by Bronx Zoo veterinary pathologists, showed that the Eurasian eagle owl contracted herpesvirus from a healthy pigeon. USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 The Eurasian eagle-owl, known by the scientific name Bubo bubo, is an apex predator typically found in much of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Central Asia. Ed Shanahan, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Matthew collects impressive antiquities, such as museum-worthy ancient Chinese, Eurasian, and Mesoamerican artifacts that date back up to 4,000 years. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2024 President Xi Jinping launched the BRI in 2013 as a transformative push to replicate the economic and political impact of the Silk Road, the old Eurasian trade route for more than 1,500 years. Chris Massaro, Fox News, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eurasian was in 1829

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“Eurasian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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Eur·​asian yu̇-ˈrā-zhən How to pronounce Eurasian (audio)
: of or relating to Eurasia
: of mixed European and Asian origin
Eurasian noun
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