Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In American geology, noting a period which includes the epochs of the calciferous sandrock.(Beekmantown limestone) and the Chazy limestone, and constitutes the earliest time-division of the Silurian: it also notes the rock-formations of this period.
  • Pertaining to Canada, a British possession in America north of the United States.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Canada.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Canada.
  • adjective (Geol.) A subdivision of the American Lower Silurian system embracing the calciferous, Quebec, and Chazy epochs. This period immediately follows the primordial or Cambrian period, and is by many geologists regarded as the beginning of the Silurian age, See the Diagram, under Geology.

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

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Canada
  • adjective of or relating to Canada or its people
  • noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma

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