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: an assemblage of angular and subangular rock fragments completely mantling the surface and commonly present in mountainous regions above timberline where slopes are not too steep to retain the loose debris

Word History


German, from felsen, fels rock (from Old High German felis) + meer sea (from Old High German meri) (mountain), marine

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“Felsenmeer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felsenmeer. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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