Permian

adjective
Perm·​ian | \ ˈpər-mē-ən How to pronounce Permian (audio) , ˈper- How to pronounce Permian (audio) \

Definition of Permian

: of, relating to, or being the last period of the Paleozoic era or the corresponding system of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

Other Words from Permian

Permian noun

First Known Use of Permian

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Permian

Perm, former province in eastern Russia

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The first known use of Permian was in 1841

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Permiak

Permian

per mill

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“Permian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Permian. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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