Associations to the word «Pleistocene»


PLEISTOCENE, adjective. (geology) Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 1.7 million to 11,000 years ago; marked by the evolution of man, and the extinction of the large mammals.
PLEISTOCENE, proper noun. (geology) The Pleistocene epoch.

Dictionary definition

PLEISTOCENE, noun. From two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution.

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