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algonkian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Algonkian  \Al*gon"ki*an\,  a. 
  1.  Var.  of  {Algonquian}. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  Pertaining  to  or  designating  a  period  or  era 
  recognized  by  the  United  States  Geological  Survey  and  some 
  other  authorities,  between  the  Arch[ae]an  and  the 
  Paleozoic,  from  both  of  which  it  is  generally  separated  in 
  the  record  by  unconformities  Algonkian  rocks  are  both 
  sedimentary  and  igneous.  Although  fossils  are  rare  life 
  certainly  existed  in  this  period.  --  n.  The  Algonkian 
  period  or  era,  or  system  or  group  of  systems. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Algonkian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  an  Algonquian  tribe  or  its  people  or 
  language  [syn:  {Algonquian},  {Algonkian},  {Algonquin}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  North  American  Indian  people  in  the  Ottawa 
  river  valley  of  Ontario  and  Quebec  [syn:  {Algonkian},  {Algonkin}] 
  2:  the  Algonquian  language  spoken  by  the  Algonkian  people  [syn: 
  {Algonkian},  {Algonkin}] 




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