: 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

Examples of flysch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story also said the flysch in Zumaia, Spain, formed over 50 billion years, not 50 billion years. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022

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Word History


German, from German dialect

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flysch was in 1853

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“Flysch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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