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Villanovan

[vil-uh-noh-vuh n]
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adjective
  1. Also Vil·la·no·va. of or relating to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.
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noun
  1. a member of this people.
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Origin of Villanovan

after Villanova, a town in NE Italy; see -an
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Villanovan

adjective
  1. of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron
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  1. a member of this culture
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Word Origin

C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853
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Word Origin and History for villanova

Villanova

European culture of the early Iron Age, 1901, named for a hamlet near Bologna where archaeological remains of it were found.

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