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Hercynian

/ (hɜːˈsɪnɪən) /
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adjective
denoting a period of mountain building in Europe in the late Palaeozoic
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Word Origin for Hercynian

C16: from Latin Hercynia silva the Hercynian forest (i.e., the wooded mountains of central Germany, esp the Erzgebirge)
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