Carboniferous

geological period between 354 and 295 million years ago;
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Carboniferous

The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system that extends from the end of the Devonian Period, about 358.9 ± 0.4 million years ago, to the beginning of the Permian Period, about 298.9 ± 0.15 Ma. The name Carboniferous means `coal-bearing` and derives from the Latin words carbō (`coal”) and ferō (`I bear, I carry”), and was coine...
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Carboniferous

• (a.) Producing or containing carbon or coal.
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Carboniferous

(L: carbo=charcoal; fer=bearing) geological period between 345 and 280 million years ago, so named because of the widespread occurrence of carbon in the form of coal. See time table.
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Carboniferous

Carboniferous period noun from 345 million to 280 million years ago
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Carboniferous

Car`bon·if'er·ous (kär`bŏn*ĭf'ẽr*ŭs) adjective [ Carbon + -ferous .] Producing or containing carbon or coal. Carboniferous age (Geol.) , the age immediately following the Devonian , or Age of fishes , and characterized by t...
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Carboniferous

A period of time between 290 and 354 million years ago.
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Carboniferous

A period of time in the Paleozoic era that includes the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian periods and extended from 360 to 286 million years ago.
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carboniferous

bearing carbon
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Carboniferous

Containing coal.
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Carboniferous

In geology, the Carboniferous was the seventh geological period, 250,000,000 years ago. This era marked the formation of the coal beds. It is the great group of strata which lie between the Old Red Sandstone below and the Permian or Dyas formation above, and is named from the quantities of coal, shale, and other carbonaceous matter contained in the...
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Carboniferous

The Carboniferous was a geological time period (lasting from 360 to 280 million years ago) during which there were wide-spread coal swamps on Earth, foraminiferans, corals, bryozoans, brachiopods, blastoids, seed ferns, lycopsids, and other plants. Amphibians become more common. The Carboniferous was during the middle-to-late Paleozoic Era and is d...
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Carboniferous

The fifth period of the Palaeozoic. Spans 359-299Ma, and is famous for the extensive coal beds found throughout the UK.
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Carboniferous

the period of geological time between 360 and 286 million years ago, named for the thick deposits of coal found in rocks of this age. Forests covered much of the land during this time, the decomposition of which gave rise to the coal. See Geological Timescale
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Carboniferous

[adj] - of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era 2. [n] - from 280 million to 345 million years ago
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