Paleocene

adjective
Pa·leo·cene | \ˈpā-lē-ə-ˌsēn, especially British ˈpa- \

Definition of Paleocene 

: of, relating to, or being the earliest epoch of the Tertiary or the corresponding series of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

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Paleocene noun

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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