an archaeological site in N Iraq, near Mosul: excavations have revealed that numerous settlements have occupied this site since c5000 b.c.
[tep-uh-spahn, tep-uh-spahn] /ˈtɛp əˌspɑn, ˌtɛp əˈspɑn/ noun 1. an early human known from skeletal remains found near Tepexpán, Mexico, and dating c10,000–8000 b.c.
plural noun, Judaism. 1. tefillin. plural noun, Judaism. 1. the phylacteries.
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. clastic volcanic material, as scoria, dust, etc., ejected during an eruption. noun 1. (mainly US) solid matter ejected during a volcanic eruption tephra (těf’rə) Solid matter, such as ash, dust, and cinders, that is ejected into the air by an erupting volcano. Tephra is a general term for […]
noun, Petrography. 1. a basaltic rock consisting essentially of pyroxene and plagioclase with nepheline or leucite. noun 1. a variety of basalt containing plagioclase, augite, and a feldspathoid, commonly nepheline, or leucite