plural -s
: a massive variegated conglomerate forming a prominent member of the Miocene series in the Alps

Word History


German, from nagel nail (from Old High German nagal) + German dialect (Switzerland) fluh cliff, mass of rock, from Old High German fluoh cliff

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“Nagelfluh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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