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  • (geology) of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises lower, middle and Furongian epochs from about 542 to 490 million years ago
  • of, or relating to Wales
  • (geology) the Cambrian period
  • a Welsh person
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cam"bri*an (?), a. 1. (Geog.) Of or pertaining to Cambria or Wales.

2. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the lowest subdivision of the rocks of the Silurian or Molluscan age; -- sometimes described as inferior to the Silurian. It is named from its development in Cambria or Wales. See the Diagram under Geology.

Cam"bri*an, n. 1. A native of Cambria or Wales.

2. (Geol.) The Cambrian formation.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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