Definition of Cro-Magnon man noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Cro-Magnon man

BrE BrE//ˌkrəʊ ˈmænjɒ̃ mæn//
, BrE//ˌkrəʊ ˈmæɡnən mæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkroʊ ˈmænjən mæn//
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the earliest form of modern human in Europe. Cro-Magnon man first appeared about 35 000 years ago. Word OriginCro-Magnon, the name of a hill in the Dordogne, France, where remains were found in 1868.
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