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  1. the third major Pleistocene glaciation in Alpine EuropeSee also Günz, Mindel, Würm
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Word Origin

C20: named after the river Riss, a tributary of the Danube in Germany
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Historical Examples

  • That telegram is from Riss; he drinks to the health of his beloved and sends you a thousand kisses.

    The Darling and Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov