Definition of Mississippian

1. Noun. From 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects.




2. Noun. A native or resident of Mississippi.
Generic synonyms: American

Definition of Mississippian

1. Adjective. (geology) Of a geologic epoch within the Carboniferous period from about 359 to 318 million years ago; marked by glaciation and the appearance of the first trees. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, Mississippi or its culture. ¹

3. Proper noun. (geology) The Mississippian epoch. ¹

4. Noun. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Mississippi. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mississippian

Miss Right
Missa Cantata
Misses
MissingNo.
Missingno
Mission Hill
Mission Indian
Mission Indians
Missippian period
Mississauga
Mississaugan
Mississaugans
Mississippi
Mississippi River
Mississippi sax
Mississippian (current term)
Mississippians
Missoula
Missourah
Missouran
Missourans
Missouri
Missouri Compromise
Missouri Fox Trotter
Missouri Fox Trotters
Missouri River
Missouri goldenrod
Missouri gourd
Missouri primrose
Missourian

Literary usage of Mississippian

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1. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"Great thicknesses of the Mississippian system were probably removed before the ... On this ground, the Mississippian (or Lower Carboniferous) might well be ..."

2. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"Great thicknesses of the Mississippian system were probably removed before the deposition ... If the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian are still regarded as ..."

3. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"I. Mississippian OR LOWER CARBONIFEROUS The epicontinental seas (Fig. 446) of the early portion of this period were about as extensive as in the Devonian ..."

4. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Mississippian OR LOWER CARBONIFEROUS The epicontinental seas (Fig. 446) of the early portion of this period were about as extensive as in the Devonian and ..."

5. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"The Pennsylvanian system2 is continued northward into Alaska, where it is less wide-spread than the Mississippian so far as present knowledge goes. ..."

6. Geology of the Mid Continent Oilfields, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas by Thomas Owen Bosworth (1920)
"THE Mississippian SYSTEM posed, the Mississippian deposits change to some extent. ... Throughout the Mid Continent Fields, the Mississippian is mainly a ..."

7. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1898)
"The area in Kansas covered by the Mississippian rocks is confined to the southeastern corner of the southeastern county. It is bounded on the south by the ..."

8. Elements of Geology by Eliot Blackwelder, Harlan Harland Barrows (1911)
"The Mississippian, Pennsyl- vanian, and Permian periods were formerly combined ... The transition from the Devonian into the Mississippian period was not ..."

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