Lucy

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[ loo-see ]
/ ˈlu si /

noun

the incomplete skeletal remains of a female hominin found in Hadar, Ethiopia, in 1974 and classified as Australopithecus afarensis: she has been dated at about 3.2 million years of age.

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Origin of Lucy

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First recorded in 1970–75; after the Beatles' song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (released in 1967), a tape of which was played in the discoverers' camp during the expedition

Definition for Lucy (2 of 2)

Lucy2

or Lu·ci

[ loo-see ]
/ ˈlu si /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Lucy

Lucy
/ (ˈluːsɪ) /

noun

Saint. died ?303 ad, a virgin martyred by Diocletian in Syracuse. Feast day: Dec 13
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Cultural definitions for Lucy

Lucy

Nickname for one of the most complete skeletons of an early ancestor of humans ever found. Discovered in Ethiopia by Don Johanson, Tim White, and Tom Gray, Lucy lived approximately three million years ago. She walked upright, and anthropologists estimate that she was about twenty years old when she died. Lucy is considered one of the great finds of anthropology.

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