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Definition 1: from 345 million to 280 million years ago - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for carboniferous in the sense of this definition

(carboniferous is an instance of ...) a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

"ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"

(carboniferous is a part of ...) from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land

(carboniferous is a part of ...) from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects

(... is part of carboniferous) from 544 million to about 230 million years ago

Definition 2: relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon - [adjective denoting pert]

Synonyms for carboniferous in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where carboniferous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carboniferous rock system

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