Definition of flysch in English:


Syllabification: flysch
Pronunciation: /fliSH


A sedimentary deposit consisting of thin beds of shale or marl alternating with coarser strata such as sandstone or conglomerate.
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  • 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.


mid 19th century: from Swiss German dialect.

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