So·​lu·​tre·​an sə-ˈlü-trē-ən How to pronounce Solutrean (audio)
: of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture characterized by leaf-shaped finely flaked stone implements

Word History


Solutré, village in France

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Solutrean was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near Solutrean

Cite this Entry

“Solutrean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!