Acadian epoch
Acadian A*ca"di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. ``Acadian farmers.'' --Longfellow. -- n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster]

{Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American rocks known to be fossiliferous. See {Geology}.

{Acadian owl} (Zo["o]l.), a small North American owl ({Nyctule Acadica}); the saw-whet. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Acadian — A*ca di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. Acadian farmers. Longfellow. n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster] {Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acadian owl — Acadian A*ca di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. Acadian farmers. Longfellow. n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster] {Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acadian — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture. b) Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch. 2. noun a) A native of Acadia. In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard …   Wiktionary

  • Nyctule Acadica — Acadian A*ca di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. Acadian farmers. Longfellow. n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster] {Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geology of the North Sea — Contents 1 Tectonic structure 2 Precambrian 3 Finnmarkian, Athollian, Caledonian Orogenies …   Wikipedia

  • North America — North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 400,000,000 including… …   Universalium

  • Geologic time scale — This clock representation shows some of the major units of geological time and definitive events of Earth history. The Hadean eon represents the time before fossil record of life on Earth; its upper boundary is now regarded as 4.0 Ga.[1] Other… …   Wikipedia

  • Marcellus Formation — Stratigraphic range: Middle Devonian …   Wikipedia

  • Paleozoic — era 542   251 million years ago Key events in the Paleozoic view • edit …   Wikipedia

  • Taconic Orogeny — Mountain building event that affected the Appalachian Geosyncline along the eastern coast of the U.S. Evidence for the orogeny is most pronounced in the northern Appalachian Mountains, but its effects can be noted as far away as Tennessee and… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”