Cumbrian system
Cumbrian Cum"bri*an (k?m"br?-an), a. Pertaining to Cumberland, England, or to a system of rocks found there. [1913 Webster]

{Cumbrian system} (Geol.), the slate or graywacke system of rocks, now included in the Cambrian or Silurian system; -- so called because most prominent at Cumberland. [1913 Webster]


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