Definition of Mesvinian in English:

Mesvinian

adjective

Archaeology
historical
  • Belonging to or characteristic of a culture postulated to exist in either the Eolithic or the Lower Palaeolithic age in Belgium and characterized by a lack of hand-axe tools.

noun

Archaeology
historical
  • The Mesvinian period, culture, or industry. Usually with the.

Origin

Early 20th century. From French Mesvinien from Mesvin, the name of a town in Belgium near Mons, where flint objects believed to be artefacts were found in 1867 + -ien.

Pronunciation

Mesvinian

/meɪˈvɪnɪən/