Meaning of Florisbad in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflɒrɪsbad/


  • Attributive Designating (part of) an extinct hominid known from a fossil cranium found at Florisbad, South Africa, now dated to about 260,000 years ago.

    Originally named as Homo helmei, the Florisbad fossil is now generally regarded as an archaic form of H. sapiens.


1930s. From Florisbad, the name of a mineral spring with quaternary deposits near Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa, where the fossil was discovered in 1932 (now a provincial heritage site).