Definition of Armorican in English:

Armorican

adjective

  • 1Relating to Armorica.

    • ‘So when Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) embarked on a conquest of Gaul (59-50 BC), he set about occupying the Armorican peninsula in 56 BC’
    1. 1.1Geology
      another term for Hercynian
      • ‘Heavy-mineral analysis of the sands clearly indicates a possible Armorican contribution at this time but according to Daley they are unlikely to be of fluvial origin because ‘the latter was periodically separated from Britain’.’
      • ‘Unit 3B, observed in the western Armorican transitional zone, is a seismic unit with low reflectivity.’
      • ‘The Armorica plate, as it is usually conceived, was composed of the Iberian, Armorican and Bohemian Massifs.’
      • ‘Off the Armorican margin, the S reflector has no direct seismic relationship with the location of crustal thinning.’
      • ‘This zone is typified by Cambro Ordovician rift-related volcanism and Ordovician to Devonian subduction attributed to a southern proto-Tethys ocean separating the Armorican - Barrandian microcontinents to the north from Gondwana.’
      • ‘It was, probably, a continent-continent collision to the south of Wales and the Brabant Massif, perhaps a westward continuation of the Armorican and Bohemian Massifs, like that of the Northern Appalachians.’
      • ‘In Cambrian rocks archaeocyathans are found in an equatorial and subequatorial belt which included Laurentia, and the North African, Iberian and Armorican parts of Gondwana, but not the Avalonian part.’

Pronunciation

Armorican

/ɑːˈmɒrɪk(ə)n/