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Palaeocene (ˈpælɪəʊˌsiːn)
1.  of, denoting, or formed in the first epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 10 million years
2.  the Palaeocene the Palaeocene epoch or rock series
[C19: from French from paléo-palaeo- + Greek kainos new, recent]

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