Mississippian

adjective

Mis·​sis·​sip·​pi·​an ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē-ən How to pronounce Mississippian (audio)
(ˌ)mis-ˈsi-
1
: of or relating to Mississippi, its people, or the Mississippi River
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
Mississippian noun

Word History

Etymology

Mississippi River

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mississippian was in 1819

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“Mississippian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mississippian. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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Mississippian

adjective
Mis·​sis·​sip·​pi·​an ˌmis-(ə-)ˈsip-ē-ən How to pronounce Mississippian (audio)
1
: of or relating to Mississippi, its people, or the Mississippi River
2
: of, relating to, or being the earlier part of the Carboniferous period of the Paleozoic era of geological history in North America or the corresponding system of rocks see geologic time
Mississippian noun
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