Würm

[ voorm, woorm, wurm; German vyrm ]
/ vʊərm, wʊərm, wɜrm; German vürm /

noun

the fourth stage of the glaciation of Eurasia during the Pleistocene.Compare Wisconsin (def. 3).

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Origin of Würm

<German (1909), after a river in Bavaria, joining the Starnberger See and the river Amper
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Würm
/ (vʊəm, wɜːm) /

noun

the fourth and final Pleistocene glaciation in Alpine EuropeSee also Günz, Riss, Mindel

Word Origin for Würm

C20: named after the river Würm in Bavaria, Germany
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