Zechstein

adjective
Zech·​stein | \ ˈzekˌstīn \

Definition of Zechstein

: of or relating to a subdivision of the European Permian

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Zechstein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zechstein. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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