Villanovan

Villanovan

[vil-uh-noh-vuhn]
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)
 
adj
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
 
n
2.  a member of this culture
 
[C19: named after the NE Italian town of Villanova, where the first remains of the culture were excavated in 1853]

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