Mississippian

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

Definition of Mississippian

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

Origin and Etymology of mississippian

Mississippi River


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