Definition of Levallois in English:

Levallois

noun

Archaeology
  • usually as modifier A flint-working technique associated with the Mousterian culture of the Neanderthals, in which a flint is trimmed so that a flake of predetermined size and shape can be struck from it.

Origin

Early 20th century: named after a suburb of northern Paris.

Pronunciation

Levallois

/ləˈvalwɑː/