pre-Columbian

[ pree-kuh-luhm-bee-uh n ]
/ ˌpri kəˈlʌm bi ən /
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adjective

of or relating to the Americas before the arrival of Columbus: pre-Columbian art; pre-Columbian Indians.

Origin of pre-Columbian

First recorded in 1885–90
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pre-Columbian


adjective

of or relating to the Americas before they were discovered by Columbus
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