Ordovician

adjective Or·do·vi·cian \ ˌȯr-də-ˈvi-shən \

Definition of Ordovician

: of, relating to, or being the period between the Cambrian and the Silurian or the corresponding system of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

Ordovician

noun

Origin and Etymology of ordovician

Latin Ordovices, ancient people in northern Wales


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