Gondwana definition by Webster's New World
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the Mesozoic landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that included what are now South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica: it and Laurasia were the result of the splitting of Pangea
often called Gondwanaland
Origin of Gondwanaafter the Gondwana Series, an extensive tillite deposit in Gondwana, region in central India ; from Gond
Gondwana definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The supercontinent of the Southern Hemisphere that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, broke up into India, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, and South America.
Origin of GondwanaAfter Gondwana, a region of central India, ultimately from Sanskrit Go&nlowdot;&dlowdot;avanam : go&nlowdot;&dlowdot;a&hlowdot;, Gond + vanam, forest.