Perigordian

[ per-i-gawr-dee-uh n ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈgɔr di ən /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of an Upper Paleolithic cultural epoch in southern France, especially of the Périgord region.

Origin of Perigordian

1935–40; Périgord + -ian
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Examples from the Web for perigordian

  • Thus Candide, Martin, and the Perigordian conversed on the staircase, while watching every one go out after the performance.

    Candide|Voltaire

British Dictionary definitions for perigordian

Perigordian

/ (ˌpɛrɪˈɡɔːdɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of an Upper Palaeolithic culture in Europe, esp in France

noun

the Perigordian the Perigordian culture

Word Origin for Perigordian

C20: after Périgord, district in France
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