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an element used to form adjectives from nouns ending in -ea: crustacean.
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Origin of -ean
<Latin -ē(us) (Greek -eios), -ae(us) (Greek -aios), -e(us) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for -ean
suffix forming adjectives
a variant of -an Caesarean
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