Definition of flysch in English:

flysch

Syllabification: flysch
Pronunciation: /fliSH
 
/

noun

Geology
  • A sedimentary deposit consisting of thin beds of shale or marl alternating with coarser strata such as sandstone or conglomerate.
    More example sentences
    • Synorogenic flysch deposits were laid down in front of the advancing allochthonous complexes, and were overridden by them.
    • There, the most widespread Ordovician flysch is the Garin Formation.
    • He interpreted pre-Easdale Subgroup rocks as flysch and subsequent molasse derived from a Knoydartian orogen.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Swiss German dialect.

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