Huronian
Huronian Hu*ro"ni*an, a. [Named from Lake Huron.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to certain non-fossiliferous rocks on the borders of Lake Huron, which are supposed to correspond in time to the latter part of the Arch[ae]an age. [1913 Webster]

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