What does Cambrian mean?

Cambrian meaning in General Dictionary

A native of Cambria or Wales

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  • Of or pertaining to Cambria or Wales
  • of or concerning or characteristic of Wales or its individuals or their particular language
  • a native or resident of Wales
  • from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates
  • Of or regarding Cambria or Wales.
  • Of or with respect to the cheapest subdivision of this stones of this Silurian or Molluscan age; -- sometimes called inferior compared to the Silurian. Its known as from the development in Cambria or Wales. See the Diagram under Geology.
  • A native of Cambria or Wales.
  • The Cambrian development.

Cambrian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "from or of Wales and/or Welsh," from Cambria, variation of Cumbria, Latinized derivation of Cymry, the name of the Welsh for themselves, from Old Celtic Combroges "compatriots." Geological feeling (of stones first studied in Wales and Cumberland) is from 1836.

Sentence Examples with the word Cambrian

The Lower Palaeozoic systems begin with the Cambrian, which are found in northern Tasmania near Latrobe, and contain Cambrian fossils as Dikelocephalus Tasmanicus and Conocephalites stephensi.

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