[gond-wah-nuh] /gɒndˈwɑ nə/
a hypothetical landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that separated toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.
name of a region in north central India, from Sanskrit gondavana, from vana “forest” + Gonda, name of a Dravidian people, literally “fleshy navel, outie belly-button.” The name was extended by geologists to a series of sedimentary rocks found there (1873), then to identical rocks in other places; the fossils found in this series were used by geologists to reconstruct the ancient southern supercontinent, which therefore was called Gondwanaland (1896), from German, where it was coined by German geologist Eduard Suess (1831-1914) in 1885.
[gawn-daw-mahr] /ˌgɔn dɔˈmɑr/ noun 1. Diego Sarmiento de Acuña [dye-gaw sahr-myen-taw th e ah-koo-nyah] /ˈdyɛ gɔ sɑrˈmyɛn tɔ ðɛ ɑˈku nyɑ/ (Show IPA), Count of, 1567–1626, Spanish diplomat.
[gond-wah-nuh] /gɒndˈwɑ nə/ noun 1. a hypothetical landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that separated toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. /ɡɒndˈwɑːnəˌlænd/ noun 1. one of the two ancient supercontinents produced by the first split of the even larger supercontinent Pangaea about 200 million years ago, comprising […]
[gawn, gon] /gɔn, gɒn/ verb 1. past participle of 1 . adjective 2. departed; left. 3. lost or hopeless. 4. . 5. that has passed away; dead. 6. . 7. weak and faint: a gone feeling. 8. used up. 9. Slang. Idioms 10. far gone, 11. gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He […]
interjection, Fox Hunting. 1. the cry uttered by the huntsman as a signal to the field that the hounds are in full cry and the hunt is on.