HyperDic: cretaceous

English > 3 senses of the word cretaceous / Cretaceous:
NOUNtimeCretaceous, Cretaceous periodfrom 135 million to 63 million years ago
ADJECTIVEpertcretaceousabounding in chalk
pertCretaceousof or relating to or denoting the third period of the Mesozoic era
cretaceous / Cretaceous > pronunciation
Soundskrihtey'shihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > cretaceous: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningabounding in chalk.
Spanishcretáceo
Nounschalka soft whitish calcite
English > Cretaceous: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or denoting the third period of the Mesozoic era.
Spanishcretáceo
NounsCretaceousfrom 135 million to 63 million years ago
English > Cretaceous: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningFrom 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants.
SynonymCretaceous period
Instance ofperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Part ofMesozoic, Mesozoic era, Age of ReptilesFrom 230 million to 63 million years ago
Spanishcretáceo, Cretáceo, Cretácico, cretázico
Catalancretaci
AdjectivesCretaceousof or relating to or denoting the third period of the Mesozoic era

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