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Meaning of Mississippian

Mis•sis•sip•pi•an

Pronunciation: (mis"u-sip'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River.
  2. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 345 million to 310 million years ago and characterized as the age of amphibians. See table under
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Mississippi.
  2. the Mississippian Period or System: the former is sometimes considered an epoch of the Carboniferous Period.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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