from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supposed early species of human postulated from a skull allegedly found in a gravel bed in about 1912 but determined in 1953 to be a fake constructed from a human cranium and the jawbone of an ape.
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- n. a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax
After Piltdown Common in southeast England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)