Lower Carboniferous period
Mississippian Mississippian prop. n. 1. A geological period extending from from 310 million to 345 million years ago; it was associated with an increase of land areas, the presence of primitive ammonites, and emergence of winged insects; called also {Missippian period} and {Lower Carboniferous period}.

Syn: Missippian period, Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A resident of Mississippi. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Carboniferous period — noun from 345 million to 280 million years ago • Syn: ↑Carboniferous • Derivationally related forms: ↑carboniferous (for: ↑Carboniferous) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑period, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lower Carboniferous — noun from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects • Syn: ↑Mississippian, ↑Missippian period, ↑Lower Carboniferous period • Instance Hypernyms: ↑period, ↑geological period …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Carboniferous — 1. adjective 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 2. noun …   Wiktionary

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