from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Wales; Welsh.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 542 to 488 million years ago, the oldest period of the Paleozoic Era. The Cambrian Period is characterized by desert land areas, warm seas, and rapid early diversification of marine life resulting in the rise of almost all modern animal phyla.
  • noun A Welshman or Welshwoman.
  • noun The Cambrian Period.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to Wales or Cambria; Welsh.
  • noun A Welshman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A native of Cambria or Wales.
  • noun (Geol.) The Cambrian formation.
  • adjective (Geog.) Of or pertaining to Cambria or Wales.
  • adjective (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the lowest subdivision of the rocks of the Silurian or Molluscan age; -- sometimes described as inferior to the Silurian. It is named from its development in Cambria or Wales. See the Diagram under Geology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective geology of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises lower, middle and Furongian epochs from about 542 to 490 million years ago
  • adjective of, or relating to Wales
  • noun geology the Cambrian period
  • noun a Welsh person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or resident of Wales
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language
  • noun from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Medieval Latin Cambria, Wales, alteration of Cumbria from Welsh Cymry. Adj., sense 2, and n., sense 2, after Cambria.]



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