Definition of Pre-columbian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.

Partainyms: Columbian



Definition of Pre-columbian

1. Adjective. Referring to the cultures of the American continent before the European influence, specifically to the era before the continent was visited by Christopher Columbus. ¹

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Literary usage of Pre-columbian

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1. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"QB Pre-Columbian Discovery Anderson, Rasmus Björn. America not ... Same; also Bibliography of the pre-Columbian discoveries of America, by PB Watson. ..."

2. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"EGB Pre-Columbian Discovery Anderson, Rasmus Björn. America not ... Same; also Bibliography of the pre-Columbian discoveries of America, by PB Watson. ..."

3. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide, in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"EGB Pre-Columbian Discovery Anderson, Rasmus Björn. America not discovered by ... Pre- Columbian discovery of America by the Northmen, illustrated by ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"THE CULTURE OF pre-columbian AMERICA To THE EDITOR OF SCIENCE: In common doubtless with many of your readers I noted with interest the short sketch by ..."

5. Guide to the Study and Reading of American History by Edward Channing, Albert Bushnell Hart, Frederick Jackson Turner (1912)
"Pre-Columbian Discoveries Summary. — Geographical knowledge of the ancients: theories of Eratosthenes, Strabo, and others. — Idea of the sphericity of the ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"It should be noticed, as we proceed, that in every case the fingers are represented normally. As to the question of pre-Columbian origin of these vases, ..."

7. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"pre-columbian EXPLORATIONS. BY JUSTIN WINSOR, THE EDITOR. IN the previous chapter, in attempting to trace the possible connection of the new world with the ..."

8. The History of North America by Guy Carleton Lee (1903)
"CHAPTER I pre-columbian DISCOVERIES THE record of the beginnings of American history, unlike that of the origins of the history of the countries of the Old ..."

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