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Beaker folk

[bee-ker] /ˈbi kər/
a late Neolithic to Copper Age people living in Europe, so called in reference to the bell beakers commonly found buried with their dead in barrows.
Also called Beaker people.
Origin of Beaker folk
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If I hadn't known better, I would have sworn he was born one of the Beaker folk.

    The Time Traders Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for Beaker folk

Beaker folk

a prehistoric people thought to have originated in the Iberian peninsula and spread to central Europe and Britain during the second millennium bc
Word Origin
C20: named after the beakers found among their remains
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