Definition of Pangaea in US English:

Pangaea

(also Pangea)

proper noun

  • A supercontinent comprising all the continental crust of the earth, postulated to have existed in late Paleozoic and Mesozoic times before it broke into Gondwana and Laurasia.

Origin

Early 20th century: from pan- ‘all’ + Greek gaia ‘earth’.

Pronunciation

Pangaea

/panˈjēə/