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Pliny

[plin-ee] /ˈplɪn i/
noun
1.
("the Elder"; Gaius Plinius Secundus) a.d. 23–79, Roman naturalist, encyclopedist, and writer.
2.
his nephew (“the Younger,” Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus) a.d. 62?–c113, Roman writer, statesman, and orator.
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Plinian, adjective
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Plinian

/ˈplɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
(geology) (of a volcanic eruption) characterized by repeated explosions
Word Origin
C20: named after Pliny the Younger, who described such eruptions

Pliny

/ˈplɪnɪ/
noun
1.
known as Pliny the Elder. Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus. 23–79 ad, Roman writer, the author of the encyclopedic Natural History (77)
2.
his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger. Latin name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. ?62–?113 ad, Roman writer and administrator, noted for his letters
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