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English definition of “Pliocene”

Pliocene

adjective uk   /ˈplaɪ.ə.siːn/ us    /-oʊ-/ specialized
from or referring to the period of time between around 5.3 million and 1.8 million years ago, in which many modern mammals and the first modern humans appeared: the Pliocene epoch
the Pliocene
noun [S] uk   us  
the Pliocene epoch (= part of a period of time in the earth's history)
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