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Piltdown man

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪltdaʊn
 
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Definition of Piltdown man in English:

noun

A fraudulent fossil composed of a human cranium and an ape jaw, allegedly discovered near Lewes in East Sussex and presented in 1912 as a genuine hominid of the early Pleistocene, but shown to be a hoax in 1953.

Origin

Piltdown, the name of a village in Sussex.

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