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Würm

[ voorm, woorm, wurm; German vyrm ]

noun

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


Würm

/ vʊəm; wɜːm /

noun

  1. the fourth and final Pleistocene glaciation in Alpine Europe See also Günz Riss Mindel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Würm1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Würm1

C20: named after the river Würm in Bavaria, Germany

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Example Sentences

Mime and he dispute angrily: Siegfried is about to slay the dragon, the "Wurm," and the question is who is to have the gold.

Probably they were the tail-end of the great migration of the Wurm ice age.

Wormwood, wurm′wood, n. the bitter plant Artemisia absinthium: bitterness.

Suddenly Rudolpho stabs Wurm, and then lays himself down to die by the side of Luisa.

The Amerindians were the kick of that human explosion eastward which occurred some time during the Wurm ice age.

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