flysch

noun
\ ˈflish How to pronounce flysch (audio) \

Definition of flysch

: a thick and extensive deposit largely of sandstone that is formed in a geosyncline adjacent to a rising mountain belt and is especially common in the Alpine region of Europe

First Known Use of flysch

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flysch

German, from German dialect

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“Flysch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flysch. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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