Related formspost-Car·bon·if·er·ous, adjectivepre-Car·bon·if·er·ous, adjective
Examples from the Web for carboniferous
In the history of our globe the Carboniferous period succeeds to the Devonian.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
The surface which the carboniferous limestone exposes is also represented in the map.The Forest of Dean|H. G. Nicholls
They serve to connect the Permian flora with the more modern portion of the preceding or carboniferous group.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
As far as we know, they did not survive beyond the succeeding period, known as the Carboniferous.Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson
A bone bed has also been observed at the base of the Carboniferous limestone series in certain parts of the south-west of England.