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permian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Permian  \Per"mi*an\,  a.  [From  the  ancient  kingdom  of  Permia, 
  where  the  Permian  formation  exists.]  (Geol.) 
  Belonging  or  relating  to  the  period,  and  also  to  the 
  formation,  next  following  the  Carboniferous,  and  regarded  as 
  closing  the  Carboniferous  age  and  Paleozoic  era.  --  n.  The 
  Permian  period.  See  Chart  of  {Geology}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Permians  \Per"mi*ans\,  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Permian}.  (Ethnol.) 
  A  tribe  belonging  to  the  Finnic  race,  and  inhabiting  a 
  portion  of  Russia. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Permian 
  n  :  from  230  million  to  280  million  years  ago;  reptiles  [syn:  {Permian}, 
  {Permian  period}] 




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