Permian

adjective

Perm·​ian ˈpər-mē-ən How to pronounce Permian (audio) ˈper- How to pronounce Permian (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the last period of the Paleozoic era or the corresponding system of rocks see Geologic Time Table
Permian noun

Word History

Etymology

Perm, former province in eastern Russia

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Permian was in 1841

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“Permian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Permian. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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Permian

adjective
Perm·​ian ˈpər-mē-ən How to pronounce Permian (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the latest period of the Paleozoic era of geological history or the corresponding system of rocks see geologic time
Permian noun
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