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English definition of “palaeo-”

palaeo-

prefix uk (US also paleo-)   /pæl.i.əʊ-/ us    /peɪ.li.oʊ-/
ancient; from a time before history was being recorded: palaeobotanyAncient history: before 500 AD
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