adjective Mis·sis·sip·pi·an \ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē-ən, (ˌ)mis-ˈsi-\

Definition of Mississippian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Mississippi, its people, or the Mississippi River

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era in North America following the Devonian and preceding the Pennsylvanian or the corresponding system of rocks — see geologic time table



Origin and Etymology of mississippian

Mississippi River

First Known Use: 1819

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