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Spanish translation of “Cretaceous”

Cretaceous

noun /kriˈteiʃəs/
(geology) a period of time from 140 million to 65 million years ago during which rocks containing chalk were formed and flowering plants first appeared
Cretaceo
During the Cretaceous temperatures were considerably hotter than today.
(Definition of Cretaceous from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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