Hercynian

adjective

Her·​cyn·​i·​an
(¦)hər¦sinēən
1
: of or relating to an extensive mountain range covered with forests in ancient Germany
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

Word History

Etymology

Latin Hercynia (silva) Hercynian forest + English -an

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“Hercynian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hercynian. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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