Definition of Zechstein
: 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
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