/ (məˈlæs) /
a soft sediment produced by the erosion of mountain ranges after the final phase of mountain building
Word Origin for molasse
C18: from French, perhaps alteration of mollasse, from Latin mollis soft
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Examples from the Web for molasse
In some places a decided agreement of the fossil fishes of the molasse and faluns has been observed.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.