Ordovician

adjective
Or·​do·​vi·​cian | \ ˌȯr-də-ˈvi-shən How to pronounce Ordovician (audio) \

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

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Ordovician noun

First Known Use of Ordovician

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ordovician

Latin Ordovices, ancient people in northern Wales

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“Ordovician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ordovician. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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