flysch

[ flish ]
/ flɪʃ /
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noun Geology.

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

Nearby words

  1. flyoff,
  2. flyover,
  3. flypaper,
  4. flypast,
  5. flyposting,
  6. flyscreen,
  7. flyspeck,
  8. flystrike,
  9. flyte,
  10. flytier

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)

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British Dictionary definitions for flysch

Flysch

/ (flɪʃ) /

noun

(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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