flysch

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noun \ˈflish\

Definition of flysch

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of flysch

German, from German dialect


First Known Use: 1853


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