Rhodesian man

noun
Rho·de·sian man | \rō-ˈdē-zh(ē-)ən- \

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

Northern Rhodesia, Africa

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