bi·​con·​ti·​nen·​tal (¦)bī-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-tᵊl How to pronounce bicontinental (audio)
: of, relating to, or living or working on two continents (such as Europe and North America)
… one of the Soviet Union's leading physicists … faced a most modern dilemma—how to balance the needs of his new two-career, bicontinental marriage to Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Ike.Science, 15 June 1990
He claimed to have grown up in a sophisticated, bicontinental family …Alice Echols, Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin, 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bicontinental was in 1878

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“Bicontinental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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