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Algonkian

[ al-gong-kee-uhn ]
/ ælˈgɒŋ ki ən /
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noun, plural Al·gon·ki·ans, (especially collectively) Al·gon·ki·an for 2.
Geology. former name of the Proterozoic.
adjective
Geology. formerly, Proterozoic.
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Origin of Algonkian

First recorded in 1805–10 for defs. 1, 3; 1885–90 for defs. 2, 4
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British Dictionary definitions for Algonkian

Algonkian
/ (ælˈɡɒŋkɪən) /

noun, adjective
an obsolete term for Proterozoic
a variant of Algonquian
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