Pronounced: AHN-shou-uhng, noun

Notes: I think this is another word that I confused with another one

Yesterday’s word

The word allochthonous means “not formed in the region of locate where something ultimately is located” – it is normally used of rocks or minerals.

First usage

This word came into English in the 1910s

Background / Comments

Our word was modeled after autochthonous, which has the opposite meaning (that is, formed in the region where found). Our word combines the prefix allo- (other) with chthṓn (the earth; land; ground).

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