variants or Rotliegende
: of, relating to, or constituting a subdivision of the European Permian

Word History


obsolete German rothliegende (now rotliegende), from obsolete German roth red (now rot) (from Old High German rōt) + German liegende, weak nominative singular neuter of liegend, present participle of liegen to lie, from Old High German ligen; from the red beds of sandstone near Eisenach, central Germany

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“Rothliegende.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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