[ al-gong-kee-uhn ]
/ ælˈgɒŋ ki ən /
noun, plural Al·gon·ki·ans, (especially collectively) Al·gon·ki·an for 2.
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Origin of Algonkian
First recorded in 1805–10 for defs. 1, 3; 1885–90 for defs. 2, 4
Words nearby Algonkian
, Algonquin Park
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Algonkian in a sentence
Two important ones, however—namely, Archean and Algonkian—are of American birth.
As shown in Figure 207, a strong unconformity (nm´, Fig. 207) parts the schists and the Algonkian.
These diverse forms indicate that before the Algonkian had closed, life was abundant and had widely differentiated.
The vast length of Algonkian time is shown by the thickness of its marine deposits and by the cycles of erosion which it includes.
British Dictionary definitions for Algonkian
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