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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology
carboniferouscar‧bon‧if‧er‧ous /ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs◂ $ ˌkɑːr-/ adjective technical  HEGproducing or containing carbon or coal carboniferous rocks
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carboniferousThe ones now dead, and carboniferous fruit themselves.The layer upon layer of carboniferous fruit.
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