1. adjective /ˈkæm.bɹiən/
a) of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises lower, middle and Furongian epochs from about 542 to 490 million years ago
b) of, or relating to Wales
2. noun /ˈkæm.bɹiən/
a) the Cambrian period
b) a Welsh person

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