Zechstein

adjective Zech·stein \ˈzekˌstīn\

Definition of Zechstein

  1. :  of or relating to a subdivision of the European Permian

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Origin and Etymology of zechstein

German, literally, mine stone, from zeche mine (from Middle High German, company, society) + stein stone, from Old High German; akin to Old English teohh company, society, teohhian to determine, propose, Old High German zehōn to order, arrange, and probably to Gothic gateihan to tell — more at diction, stone


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