/ (məˈlæs) /
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a soft sediment produced by the erosion of mountain ranges after the final phase of mountain building
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Word Origin for molasse
C18: from French, perhaps alteration of mollasse, from Latin mollis soft
Words nearby molasse
molar heat capacity, molarity, molar pregnancy, molars, molar volume, molasse, molasses, mold, Moldau, Moldavia, Moldavian
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How to use molasse in a sentence
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.