toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

Carboniferous period
used in Oryx and Crake

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a geologic period that stretched from roughly 360 million years ago to 300 million years ago; named after the extensive coal seams ('carbon') deposited at the time; giant ferns, first reptiles
  • More like ferns unscrolling — something old, carboniferous, but at the same time newborn, fragrant, verdant.
    p. 105.9

There are no more uses of "Carboniferous period" in Oryx and Crake.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia ArticleWikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®