Definition of Hoxnian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒksnɪən/


1Relating to or denoting an interglacial period of the Pleistocene in Britain, following the Anglian glaciation and identified with the Holsteinian of northern Europe.
Example sentences
  • From the Hoxnian interglacial with its rich sites, each subsequent interglacial indicates a lesser human presence.
  • This also supports the Hoxnian dating attribution derived from the vole clock.
  • After the Hoxnian interglacial there followed a complex series of glacial/interglacial events during which, in some warm periods, Britain may well have become an island.
1.1 (as noun the Hoxnian) The Hoxnian interglacial or the system of deposits laid down during it.


1950s: from Hoxne, the name of a village in Suffolk, + -ian.

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