Silurian Definition

sĭ-lo͝orē-ən, sī-
Of the Silures.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the third geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the development of coral reefs and small land plants, the first fish with jaws, and the first land arthropods.
Webster's New World
The Silurian Period.
American Heritage
  • Silurian period

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Silurian

  • the Silurian

Origin of Silurian

  • From Latin Silures an ancient people of southwest Wales, where the rocks were first identified

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

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