Heidelberg man

noun
Hei·​del·​berg man | \ ˈhī-dᵊl-ˌbərg- How to pronounce Heidelberg man (audio) , -ˌberg- \

Definition of Heidelberg man

: an Early Pleistocene hominid known from a massive fossilized jaw with distinctly human dentition and classified with the direct ancestor (Homo erectus) of modern humans

First Known Use of Heidelberg man

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Heidelberg man

Heidelberg, Germany

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“Heidelberg man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heidelberg%20man. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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