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Villanovan

[vil-uh-noh-vuh n]
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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British Dictionary definitions for villanovan

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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noun
  1. a member of this culture
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Word Origin for Villanovan

C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853
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