Rhodesian man

noun
Rho·​de·​sian man | \ rō-ˈdē-zh(ē-)ən- How to pronounce Rhodesian man (audio) \

Definition of Rhodesian man

: an extinct African hominid (Homo sapiens rhodesiensis) having long limb bones and a cranial capacity like those of modern humans but with more prominent browridges and a larger face and palate

First Known Use of Rhodesian man

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rhodesian man

after Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), where remains of the hominid where found at Broken Hill (now Kabwe) in 1921

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“Rhodesian man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodesian%20man. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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