[ flish ]
/ flɪʃ /

noun Geology.

an association of certain types of marine sedimentary rocks characteristic of deposition in a foredeep.


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Origin of flysch

1845–55; < German < Swiss German flīsch referring to such deposits in the Swiss Alps; perhaps akin to Swabian dial. flins slate (akin to flint) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for flysch

/ (flɪʃ) /


(sometimes not capital) a marine sedimentary facies consisting of a sequence of sandstones, conglomerates, marls, shales, and clays that were formed by erosion during a period of mountain building and subsequently deformed as the mountain building continued. The phenomenon was first observed in the Alps

Word Origin for Flysch

Swiss German
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