Rothliegende

adjective
Roth·​lie·​gen·​de
variants: or Rotliegende \ ˈrōtˌlēgəndə \

Definition of Rothliegende

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

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History and Etymology for Rothliegende

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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