carboniferous

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

Definition of carboniferous

1 : producing or containing carbon or coal
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

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First Known Use of carboniferous

1799


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