Definition of “carboniferous” - English Dictionary

“carboniferous” in British English

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carboniferousadjective

uk /ˌkɑː.bəˈnɪf.ər.əs/ us /ˌkɑːr.bəˈnɪf.ɚ.əs/ specialized

Carboniferousadjective

uk /ˌkɑː.bəˈnɪf.ər.əs/ us /ˌkɑːr.bəˈnɪf.ɚ.əs/ specialized

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

“carboniferous” in American English

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carboniferousadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌkɑr·bəˈnɪf·ər·əs/

earth science containing or producing carbon

(Definition of “carboniferous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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