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Car·bon·if·er·ous

 (kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being the geologic division of the Paleozoic Era from about 359 to 299 million years ago. The Carboniferous Period follows the Devonian Period and precedes the Permian Period and includes the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Periods. It is characterized, especially in the Pennsylvanian, by swamp formation and deposition of plant remains that later hardened into coal.
2. carboniferous Producing or containing carbon or coal.
n.
The Carboniferous Period. See Table at geologic time.

carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
yielding coal or carbon

Carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the fifth period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods, lasting for nearly 64 million years during which coal measures were formed
n
(Geological Science) the Carboniferous the Carboniferous period or rock system

Car•bon•if•er•ous

(ˌkɑr bəˈnɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, including the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian periods as epochs, occurring from 345 million to 280 million years ago.
2. (l.c.) producing carbon or coal.
n.
3. the Carboniferous Period or System.
[1790–1800; < Latin carbōn-, s. of carbō charcoal + -i- + -ferous]

Car·bon·if·er·ous

(kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
The geologic time comprising the Mississippian (or Lower Carboniferous) and Pennsylvanian (or Upper Carboniferous) Periods of the Paleozoic Era, from about 360 to 286 million years ago. During the Carboniferous, widespread swamps formed in which plant remains accumulated and later hardened into coal. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carboniferous - from 345 million to 280 million years ago
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvanian period, Upper Carboniferous, Upper Carboniferous period - from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land
Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period, Missippian period, Mississippian - from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
Adj.1.carboniferous - of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era; "carboniferous rock system"
2.carboniferous - relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
Translations

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs] ADJcarbonífero

carboniferous

adj (Geol) → kohlehaltig

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfrəs] adjcarbonifero/a
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