[ uh-zeel-yuh n, -ee-uh n, uh-zil- ]
/ əˈzil yən, -i ən, əˈzɪl- /


of, relating to, or characteristic of an early Mesolithic culture of southern France and northern Spain.

Origin of Azilian

1895–1900; named after Mas d'Azil, village in Ariège, S France, near where remains of the culture were found; see -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for azilian

/ (əˈzɪlɪən) /


a Palaeolithic culture of Spain and SW France that can be dated to the 10th millennium bc, characterized by flat bone harpoons and schematically painted pebbles


of or relating to this culture

Word Origin for Azilian

C19: named after Mas d' Azil, France, where artefacts were found
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