Definitions for "Carboniferous"
Producing or containing carbon or coal.
363-290 million years ago.
The geological period from about 362 million years to 290 million years ago (North American geologists tend to split the Carboniferous up into the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian). In some parts of northern Europe the Carboniferous saw the accumulation of thick coal deposits (hence the name of the period).
strata of Carboniferous age, mainly the hard limestones of Fermanagh in our area; derivative soils may be relatively shallow or well-drained and therefore of high base status, or of impeded drainage and of low base status e.g. the calp soils of east Fermanagh.
relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon