- Also Vil·la·no·va. of or relating to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.
- a member of this people.
Origin of Villanovan
after Villanova, a town in NE Italy; see -an
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- of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron
- 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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