follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

Canadian Shield

noun, Geology
1.
the extensive region making up much of northern and central Canada underlain by Precambrian rocks that have been eroded to produce a low shieldlike profile.
Also called Laurentian Plateau.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for laurentian plateau

Canadian Shield

noun
1.
Also called Laurentian Shield, Laurentian Plateau. (in Canada) the wide area of Precambrian rock extending west from the Labrador coast to the basin of the Mackenzie and north from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay and the Arctic: rich in minerals See shield (sense 7)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Canadian Shield

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for laurentian

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends