Definition of Flandrian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflɑːndrɪən/

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1Relating to or denoting the current (Holocene or Recent) stage in northern Europe, especially when treated as an interglacial period.
Example sentences
  • The Flandrian transgression is thought to have reached its climax about 6700 years ago with sea level a few metres above the present.
1.1 (as noun the Flandrian) The Flandrian interglacial or the system of deposits laid down during it.


Mid 17th century: from Flanders + -ian.

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