Devonian Definition

dĭ-vōnē-ən
adjective
Of Devon, England.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the fourth geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the development of the first ferns, mosses, gymnosperms, sharks, bony fishes, amphibians, and wingless insects: so called because rocks of the Devonian Period were first studied in Devon, England.
Webster's New World

(chiefly dated) Of or pertaining to the English region of Devon.

Wiktionary
noun

(chiefly dated) A native or inhabitant of the English region of Devon.

Wiktionary
The Devonian Period.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • Age of Fishes
  • Devonian period
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pronoun
(geology) The Devonian period.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Devonian

Noun

Singular:
Devonian
Plural:
devonians

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Devonian

  • the Devonian

Origin of Devonian

  • After Devon , a county of southwest England

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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