ru·​pes·​tri·​an | \ rüˈpestrēən \
variants: or rupestral \ -​rəl \

Definition of rupestrian

: composed of rock : inscribed on rocks

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First Known Use of rupestrian

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rupestrian

New Latin rupestris rupestrian (from Latin rupes rock + -estris, as in terrestris terrestrial) + English -an or -al; akin to Latin rumpere to break

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“Rupestrian.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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