Pliocene

adjective

Pli·​o·​cene ˈplī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce Pliocene (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the latest epoch of the Tertiary or the corresponding series of rocks see Geologic Time Table
Pliocene noun

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Pliocene was in 1831

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“Pliocene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pliocene. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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Pliocene

adjective

Plio·​cene
ˈplī-ə-ˌsēn
: of, relating to, or being the latest epoch of the Tertiary period of geological history or the corresponding series of rocks see geologic time
Pliocene noun
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