from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a geologic period within the Cenozoic era; comprises the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs from about 26 million years ago to the present.
  • proper n. The Neogene period.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Newborn; later developed: an epithet sometimes applied to the later Tertiary as distinguishing it from the older Tertiary, which latter would embrace the divisions now denominated Eocene and Oligocene.


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