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One entry found for carboniferous.
Main Entry: car·bon·if·er·ous
Pronunciation: secondarystresskär-bschwa-primarystressnif-(schwa-)rschwas
Function: adjective
1 : producing or containing carbon or coal
2 capitalized : of, relating to, or being a period of the Paleozoic era of geological history or the corresponding system of rocks that includes coal beds -- see GEOLOGIC TIME table
- Carboniferous noun

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