Holocene epoch

Holocene epoch
noun
approximately the last 10,000 years
Syn: ↑Holocene, ↑Recent, ↑Recent epoch
Instance Hypernyms: ↑epoch
Part Holonyms: ↑Quaternary, ↑Quaternary period, ↑Age of Man

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