Definition of Laurasia

1. Noun. A hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into North America and Europe and Asia.

Group relationships: Northern Hemisphere
Generic synonyms: Continent



Definition of Laurasia

1. Proper noun. A supercontinent including most of the landmasses which make up today's continents of the northern hemisphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laurasia

Latzko
Latzko's cesarean section
Laudo
Laughton
Laugier
Laugier's hernia
Laugier's sign
Lauje
Laumonier
Laumonier's ganglion
Laundromat
Launois
Launois-Bensaude syndrome
Laura
Laurasia (current term)
Laurel
Laurel and Hardy
Laurels
Lauren
Laurence
Laurence Olivier
Laurence Stephen Lowry
Laurence Sterne
Laurens
Laurentian
Laurentius
Laurer
Lauretta

Literary usage of Laurasia

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1. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Silviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"Later, parts of the northeastern Gondwana land detached from the Gondwana shelf, crossed the Tethys and joined southeast Laurasia (just as India would do ..."

2. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics by W. Jackquelyne Klous, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"Laurasia and Gondwanaland then continued to break apart into the various smaller continents that exist today. Wegener's theory was based in part on what ..."

3. Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 by Stephanie Harvey (1998)
"In later years, it split into two continents, Laurasia and Gondwana which split into our seven continents North America, South America, Europe, Australia, ..."

4. Icelandby Cathy Harlow by Cathy Harlow (2004)
"The Atlantic Ocean began to form where the ancient continent of Laurasia broke up. What geologists term ocean floor spreading created a tectonic rift ..."

5. America on the Ice: Antarctic Policy Issues by Frank G. Klotz (1998)
"... which included South America, Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctica, was the southern half; the northern half is known as Laurasia. ..."

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