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glacial epoch

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noun

Also called glacial period, ice age. the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets.
any one of the Permian, Carboniferous, Cambrian, or Precambrian glaciations.

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Nearby words

glace, glace bay, glacial, glacial acetic acid, glacial drift, glacial epoch, glacial meal, glacial milk, glacial period, glacial periods, glacial striation

Origin of glacial epoch

First recorded in 1840–50
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