Definition of Albian in English:

Albian

adjective

Geology
  • Designating the uppermost stage of the Lower Cretaceous (especially in Europe), above the Aptian and below the Cenomanian; of or relating to this stage.

noun

Geology
  • The Albian stage of the Cretaceous; the strata dating from this stage.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From Alba, former name of a department of France (now Aube) + -ian, after French Albien.

Pronunciation

Albian

/ˈalbɪən/