felsenmeer

noun fel·sen·meer \ ˈfelzənˌme(ə)r \

Definition of felsenmeer

plural -s
: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

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Origin and Etymology of felsenmeer

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


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