Meaning of Carboniferous
Pronunciation: (kär"bu-nif'ur-us), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
- noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, including the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian periods as epochs, occurring from 345 million to 280 million years ago. See table under
- (l.c.) producing carbon or coal.
- the Carboniferous Period or System.
- carboniferous (Thesaurus)