or Mag·le·mo·si·an

[ mag-luh-moh-see-uh n, -shuh n, -zhuh n ]
/ ˌmæg ləˈmoʊ si ən, -ʃən, -ʒən /


of, relating to, or characteristic of the first Mesolithic culture of the northern European plain, adapted to forest and waterside habitats and characterized by flint axes, microliths, and bone and antler equipment used in hunting and fishing.

Origin of Maglemosean

1915–20; Maglemose site of Mesolithic station in Denmark + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for maglemosian



/ (ˌmæɡləˈməʊzɪən) /


the first Mesolithic culture of N Europe, dating from 8000 bc to about 5000 bc : important for the rare wooden objects that have been preserved, such as dugout canoes


designating or relating to this culture

Word Origin for Maglemosian

C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified
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