Rhodesian man
noun Etymology: Northern Rhodesia, Africa Date: 1921 an extinct African hominid (Homo sapiens rhodesiensis) having long limb bones and a cranial capacity like those of modern humans but with more prominent brow ridges and a larger face and palate

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  • Rhodesian man — noun a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa • Syn: ↑Homo rhodesiensis • Hypernyms: ↑homo, ↑man, ↑human being, ↑human * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized R …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhodesian man — Rhode′sian man′ n. pan an extinct Pleistocene human whose cranial remains were found in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia): formerly in some classifications Homo rhodesiensis but now considered archaic Homo sapiens[/ex] • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhodesian man — /roʊˈdiʒən mæn/ (say roh deezhuhn man) noun a type of early Homo sapiens, occurring in Africa in the late Pleistocene period; similar to Homo neanderthalensis in many features. {so called because first fossil evidence was found in Northern… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rhodesian man — an extinct Pleistocene human whose cranial remains were found at Kabwe, in Zambia: formerly in some classifications Homo rhodesiensis but now considered archaic Homo sapiens. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Rhodesian Light Infantry — Le 1er Bataillon, The Rhodesian Light Infantry (1RLI ou RLI) fut un régiment de troupes aéroportées (parachutistes et héliportés) de la Rhodesian Army. Unité d’infanterie légère en 1961, lors de sa formation, le bataillon devient commando (1965)… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prehistoric man — Synonyms and related words: Australanthropus, Australopithecus, Bronze Age man, Cro Magnon man, Galley Hill man, Gigantopithecus, Grimaldi man, Heidelberg man, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Neanderthal man, Oreopithecus, Paranthropus, Peking man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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