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Villanovan

[ vil-uh-noh-vuhn ]
/ ˌvɪl əˈnoʊ vən /
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adjective

Also Vil·la·no·va. of or relating to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.

noun

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
/ (ˌvɪləˈnəʊvən) /

adjective

of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron

noun

a member of this culture

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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