HyperDic: carboniferous

English > 3 senses of the word carboniferous / Carboniferous:
NOUNtimeCarboniferous, Carboniferous periodfrom 345 million to 280 million years ago
ADJECTIVEpertcarboniferousof or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era
pertcarboniferous, carbonaceous, carbonous, carbonicrelating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
carboniferous / Carboniferous > pronunciation
Soundskaa.rbahnih'ferahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > carboniferous: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era.
Example"carboniferous rock system"
Spanishcarbonífero
NounsCarboniferousfrom 345 million to 280 million years ago
English > carboniferous: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or consisting of or yielding carbon.
Synonymscarbonaceous, carbonous, carbonic
Spanishcarbónico
Catalancarbònic
Nounscarbonan abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms
English > Carboniferous: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningFrom 345 million to 280 million years ago.
SynonymCarboniferous period
Instance ofperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Part ofPaleozoic, Paleozoic eraFrom 544 million to about 230 million years ago
PartsMississippian, Missippian period, Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous periodFrom 345 million to 310 million years ago
Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvanian period, Upper Carboniferous, Upper Carboniferous periodFrom 310 million to 280 million years ago
Spanishcarbonífero
Catalancarbonífer
Adjectivescarboniferousof or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era

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