Meaning of “Pliocene” in the English Dictionary

"Pliocene" in British English

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Plioceneadjective

uk /ˈplaɪ.ə.siːn/ us /ˈplaɪ.oʊ.siːn/ specialized
the Pliocene
noun [ S ] uk us

the Pliocene epoch (= part of a period of time in the earth's history)

(Definition of “Pliocene” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)