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Perigordian

[per-i-gawr-dee-uh n] /ˌpɛr ɪˈgɔr di ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an Upper Paleolithic cultural epoch in southern France, especially of the Périgord region.
Origin of Perigordian
1935-1940
1935-40; Périgord + -ian
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  • Thus Candide, Martin, and the Perigordian conversed on the staircase, while watching every one go out after the performance.

    Candide Voltaire
British Dictionary definitions for Perigordian

Perigordian

/ˌpɛrɪˈɡɔːdɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an Upper Palaeolithic culture in Europe, esp in France
noun
2.
the Perigordian, the Perigordian culture
Word Origin
C20: after Périgord, district in France
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