/euh shooh"lee euhn/, adj.
of, pertaining to, or typical of a Lower Paleolithic culture of the middle Pleistocene Epoch, characterized by large hand axes and cleavers made by the soft hammer technique.
Also, Acheulian.
[1890-95; < F acheuléen, named after St. Acheul, N France (Somme) (where remains were found) + -éen, var. of -ien ( < L -ianus -IAN), orig. with nouns ending in ]

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