Silurian

adjective
Si·​lu·​ri·​an | \ sī-ˈlu̇r-ē-ən How to pronounce Silurian (audio) , sə- \

Definition of Silurian

1 : of or relating to the Silures or their place of habitation
2 : of, relating to, or being a period of the Paleozoic era between the Ordovician and Devonian or the corresponding system of rocks marked by numerous eurypterid crustaceans and the appearance of the first land plants — see Geologic Time Table

Other Words from Silurian

Silurian noun

First Known Use of Silurian

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Silurian

Latin Silures

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The first known use of Silurian was in 1708

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Silures

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silurian gray

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“Silurian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Silurian. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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