Geology, (def 1).
Geology, (def 2).
Historical Examples

The pottery of the Iroquoian and Algonkian tribes of the north-east was, as a rule, rather crude and undeveloped.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

They never became fur trappers in the same complete way as did the northern Algonkian and Athapaskan peoples.
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy

In this Algonkian, Iroquoian and Siouan tribes have participated.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

Geologists speak of these splashes of Algonkian rocks as the Unkar group, another local Indian designation.
The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard

As shown in Figure 207, a strong unconformity (nm´, Fig. 207) parts the schists and the Algonkian.
The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton

So the birds that spend their winters north are called by the Algonkian philosophers “the friends of Shiñgapis.”
Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians John Wesley Powell

Two important ones, however—namely, Archean and Algonkian—are of American birth.
North America Israel C. Russell

The Algonkian rocks of the Grand Canyon region were bent and broken into mountains at an early date.
Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region Edwin Dinwiddie McKee

The remainder of Finland is built up of the oldest known crystalline rocks belonging to the Archaeozoic or Algonkian period.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4 Various

Thus the Algonkian contains the remains of only the humblest forms of the invertebrates.
The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton

noun, adjective
an obsolete term for Proterozoic
a variant of Algonquian


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