Definition of Mindel in English:

Mindel

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

[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.
    More example sentences
    • The Mindel is a major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe.

Origin

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

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