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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geological period — noun a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods • Syn: ↑period • Hypernyms: ↑geological time, ↑geologic time • Hyponyms: ↑ice age, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Mississippian — noun 1. from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects • Syn: ↑Missippian period, ↑Lower Carboniferous, ↑Lower Carboniferous period • Instance Hypernyms: ↑period, ↑geological period …   Useful english dictionary

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