Mississippian
adjective Etymology: Mississippi River Date: 1835 1. of or relating to Mississippi, its people, or the Mississippi River 2. of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era in North America following the Devonian and preceding the Pennsylvanian or the corresponding system of rocks — see geologic time table • Mississippian noun

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  • Mississippian — [mis΄ə sip′ēən] adj. 1. of the Mississippi River 2. of the state of Mississippi 3. [sometimes m ] designating or of the first geologic subdivision of the Carboniferous Period, characterized by the development of vast limestone deposits, an… …   English World 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

  • Mississippian — For other uses, see Mississippian (disambiguation). Not to be confused with the Mississippian period describing the dominance of the Mississippian culture. System Subsystem/ Series Stage Age (Ma) Permian Cisuralian Asselian …   Wikipedia

  • Mississippian — /mis euh sip ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River. 2. Geol. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 345 million to 310 million years ago and characterized as… …   Universalium

  • Mississippian — 1. adjective a) Of a geologic epoch within the Carboniferous period from about 359 to 318 million years ago; marked by glaciation and the appearance of the first trees. b) Of, or pertaining to, Mississippi or its culture 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Mississippian — Mis•sis•sip•pi•an [[t]ˌmɪs əˈsɪp i ən[/t]] adj. 1) geg of or pertaining to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River 2) gel noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 345 million to 310 million years ago… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mississippian — /mɪsəˈsɪpiən/ (say misuh sipeeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi river. 2. (in North America) of, relating to or formed in the lower of two subdivisions of the Carboniferous period. –noun 3. Geology… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mississippian — System Subsystem Stufe ≈ Alter (mya) höher höher höher jünger Karbon Pennsylvanium Gzhelium …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mississippian — n. resident of Mississippi (USA) adj. of Mississippi (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mississippian — adjective 1》 relating to the US state of Mississippi. 2》 Geology of or denoting the early part of the Carboniferous period in North America. 3》 Archaeology of or denoting a settled culture of the south eastern US, dated to AD 800–1300. noun a… …   English new terms dictionary

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