Pennsylvanian: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pen"sul-vān'yun, -vā'nē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the state of Pennsylvania.
  2. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 310 to 280 million years ago and characterized by warm climates, swampy land areas, and the development of insects and reptiles: sometimes considered as an epoch of the Carboniferous Period. See table under
  1. a native or inhabitant of Pennsylvania.
  2. the Pennsylvanian Period or System.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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