carboniferous

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adjective car·bon·if·er·ous \ˌkär-bə-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of carboniferous

  1. 1 :  producing or containing carbon or coal

  2. 2 capitalized :  of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era between the Devonian and the Permian or the corresponding system of rocks that includes coal beds — see geologic time table

Carboniferous

noun

1799

First Known Use of carboniferous

1799


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