Pennsylvanian

adjective

Penn·​syl·​va·​nian ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyən How to pronounce Pennsylvanian (audio)
-nē-ə-n
1
: of or relating to Pennsylvania or its people
2
: of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era in North America between the Mississippian and Permian or the corresponding system of rocks see Geologic Time Table
Pennsylvanian noun

Examples of Pennsylvanian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Signs follows a widowed former pastor (Mel Gibson), his two young children, and his little brother (Joaquin Phoenix) who live and work on a rural Pennsylvanian farm. Claudia Guthrie, ELLE, 29 Aug. 2023 Social Media Editor With Pennsylvanian roots, Carter has spent years on some of the greatest driving roads in the country. Carter Fry, Car and Driver, 30 June 2023 Sporting a handsome façade of Pennsylvanian brownstone, St. Joseph’s is a short walk from the United States Capitol. Josh Holdenried, National Review, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pennsylvanian was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Pennsylvanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pennsylvanian. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Pennsylvanian

adjective
Penn·​syl·​va·​nian ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyən How to pronounce Pennsylvanian (audio)
-nē-ən
1
: of or relating to Pennsylvania or its people
2
: of, relating to, or being the later part of the Carboniferous period in the Paleozoic era of geological history in North America marked by the first appearance of reptiles
also : relating to the corresponding system of rocks see geologic time
Pennsylvanian noun
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