Origin of Neptunian
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The Neptunian leader began to gesture again, and conveyed to Burl that they wanted to attack as soon as possible.
The rocks thus deposited were called Neptunian by the older geologists.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
There was nothing to do then but to join the Neptunian assault.
It passes here, under the fanciful name of Neptunian Goblet.
Though the account is very interesting, I do not perceive its exact bearing on the Neptunian and Plutonian hypotheses.
1650s as "pertaining to the god Neptune;" 1794 in the geological sense, referring to actions of water, from Neptune + -ian. Usually opposed to volcanic or plutonic. As a noun meaning "inhabitant of the planet Neptune" it is recorded from 1870.