Paleogene

adjective
Pa·leo·gene | \ˈpā-lē-ə-ˌjēn, especially British ˈpa- \

Definition of Paleogene 

: of, relating to, or being the earlier part of the Tertiary including the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene or the corresponding series of rocks

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Paleogene noun

First Known Use of Paleogene

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Paleogene

German Paläogen, from palä- pale- + -gen (from Greek -genēs born) — more at -gen

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The first known use of Paleogene was in 1882

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