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Laurasia

Line breaks: Laur|asia
Pronunciation: /lɔːˈreɪʒə
 
, -ʃə/

Definition of Laurasia in English:

A vast continental area believed to have existed in the northern hemisphere and to have resulted from the break-up of Pangaea in Mesozoic times. It comprised the present North America, Greenland, Europe, and most of Asia north of the Himalayas.

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Laurasian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, the entire Laurasian landmass was beginning to move closer to Gondwana, a process which would later result in the formation of the world - continent of Pangea.
  • Still further behind, Siberia was approaching the new Laurasian landmass from the northeast, followed by parts of what would eventually become Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
  • First, four different large fragments of the Gondwanan supercontinent moved north and became, to varying degrees, attached to the Laurasian landmass.

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