Hercynian

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

Definition of Hercynian

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

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Origin and Etymology of hercynian

Latin Hercynia (silva) Hercynian forest + English -an


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