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Villanovan

[vil-uh-noh-vuh n] /ˌvɪl əˈnoʊ vən/
adjective
1.
Also, Villanova. of or pertaining to the early Iron Age culture of northern Italy, characterized by lake dwellings.
noun
2.
a member of this people.
Origin
after Villanova, a town in NE Italy; see -an
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Villanovan

/ˌvɪləˈnəʊvən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an early Iron Age culture near Bologna, Italy, characterized by the use of bronze and the primitive use of iron
noun
2.
a member of this culture
Word Origin
C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853
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Word Origin and History for villanova

Villanova

European culture of the early Iron Age, 1901, named for a hamlet near Bologna where archaeological remains of it were found.

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