Magdalenian

adjective
Mag·​da·​le·​ni·​an | \ ˌmag-də-ˈlē-nē-ən How to pronounce Magdalenian (audio) \

Definition of Magdalenian

: of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture characterized by flint, bone, and ivory implements, carving, and paintings

First Known Use of Magdalenian

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Magdalenian

French magdalénien, from La Madeleine, rock shelter in southwest France

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The first known use of Magdalenian was in 1885

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“Magdalenian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Magdalenian. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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