Oriskany period
Oriskany O*ris"ka*ny, a. [From Oriskany, in New York.] (Geol.) Designating, or pertaining to, certain beds, chiefly limestone, characteristic of the latest period of the Silurian age. [1913 Webster]

{Oriskany period}, a subdivision of the American Paleozoic system intermediate or transitional in character between the Silurian and Devonian ages. See Chart of {Geology}. [1913 Webster]


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