Definition of Mindel in English:


Line breaks: Min¦del
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnd(ə)l


[usually as modifier] Geology
  • 1A Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps preceding the Riss, possibly corresponding to the Elsterian of northern Europe.
  • 1.1The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Mindel glaciation.
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    • The Mindel is a major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe.


early 20th century: from the name of a river in southern Germany.

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