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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: paleo- + Greek lithos 'stone'

paleolithic

adjective
     
pal‧e‧o‧lith‧ic also palaeolithic British English often Paleolithic
SH relating to the Stone Age (=the period of time thousands of years ago when people used stone tools and weapons):
a paleolithic axe

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