- a native or inhabitant of Mississippi.
- Geology. the Mississippian Period or System: the former is sometimes considered an epoch of the Carboniferous Period.
Origin of Mississippian
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Examples from the Web for mississippian
As a lapsed Mississippian, one of the most shocking to me regarded his visit with Jefferson Davis down at Davis' home in Biloxi.Brian Bedford Interviewed on The Importance of Being Earnest
January 22, 2011
The Mississippian evaded the blow and flashed in with his left.
"I shan't forget," said the young Mississippian as he moved away.
Other noises interrupt the stillness of a Mississippian night.The Death Shot
"I was speakin' for your own good," said the Mississippian gravely.The Sword of Antietam
Joseph A. Altsheler
The "Mississippian" is published at the city of Jackson, in Mississippi.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)
- of or relating to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River
- (in North America) of, denoting, or formed in the lower of two subdivisions of the Carboniferous period, which lasted for 30 million yearsSee also Pennsylvanian (def. 2)
- an inhabitant or native of the state of Mississippi
- the Mississippian the Mississippian period or rock system equivalent to the lower Carboniferous of Europe
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- The fifth period of the Paleozoic Era, from about 360 to 320 million years ago. During this time shallow seas spread over former land areas and the first primitive conifers appeared. See Chart at geologic time.
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