noun, plural fa·ci·es.
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Historical Examples of facies
For many palethnographers this is a “facies local” of the Magdalenian period.The Races of Man
Facies gyvith to a planet that thyng the which rowme gyvith to a maistre.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
Dr. Weber writes me that the facies of this flora implies a well-marked temperate insular climate (Seeklima).Fragments of Earth Lore
Marls and limestones with fossils of an Eocene facies overlie the Cretaceous rocks on the Gabun.
The horizontal part of the Facies, next the front, that lies behind the eyes and between the temples.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for facies
n. pl. facies
- A body of sedimentary rock distinguished from others by its lithology, geometry, sedimentary structures, proximity to other types of sedimentary rock, and fossil content, and recognized as characteristic of a particular depositional environment.
- For a metamorphic rock, the particular combination of pressure and temperature under which metamorphism occurred.