Carboniferous meaning

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Of, relating to, or being the geologic division of the Paleozoic Era from about 359 to 299 million years ago. The Carboniferous Period follows the Devonian Period and precedes the Permian Period and includes the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Periods. It is characterized, especially in the Pennsylvanian, by swamp formation and deposition of plant remains that later hardened into coal.
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Producing or containing carbon or coal.
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The Carboniferous Period.
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Producing or containing carbon or coal.
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Designating or of the fifth geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, subdivided into the Pennsylvanian (the Upper Carboniferous) and the Mississippian (the Lower Carboniferous) and characterized by warm, moist climate and vast swamps which eventually formed into extensive coal deposits.
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The period of geologic time from about 360 to 286 million years ago. The term is used throughout the world, although this period of time has been separated into the Mississippian (lower Carboniferous) and Pennsylvanian (upper Carboniferous) in the United States. During this time, widespread swamps formed in which plant remains accumulated and later hardened into coal.
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Containing or producing carbon.
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(geology) Of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises the lower, middle and upper Mississippian and lower, middle and upper Pennsylvanian epochs from about 345 to 280 million years ago, when coal was laid down.
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(geology) The Carboniferous period.
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the Carboniferous
  • the Carboniferous Period or its rocks
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