Hercynian

adjective Her·cyn·i·an \(¦)hər¦sinēən\

Definition of Hercynian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to an extensive mountain range covered with forests in ancient Germany

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the folding and mountain building that took place in the eastern hemisphere in late Paleozoic time — see geologic time table

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Origin and Etymology of hercynian

Latin Hercynia (silva) Hercynian forest + English -an


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