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Chel·li·anor Chel·le·an (shĕl′ē-ən)
[After Chelles, a city of north-central France.]
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(Archaeology) (no longer in technical usage) another word for Abbevillian
[C19: from French chelléen, from Chelles, France, where various items were found]
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or Abbe•vill•e•an(æbˌvɪl i ən, -ˈvɪl yən, ˌæb əˈvɪl-)
of or designating an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by manufacture of large flakes and hand axes.
[< French abbevillien (1932); see Abbeville]
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