Rothliegende

adjective Roth·lie·gen·de \ˈrōtˌlēgəndə\
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Rotliegende

\ˈrōtˌlēgəndə\

Definition of Rothliegende

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a subdivision of the European Permian

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Origin and Etymology of rothliegende

obsolete German rothliegende (now rotliegende), from obsolete German roth red (now rot) (from Old High German rōt) + German liegende, weak nominative singular neuter of liegend, present participle of liegen to lie, from Old High German ligen; from the red beds of sandstone near Eisenach, central Germany — more at red, lie


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