Definition of Eem in English:

Eem

noun

Geology
  • 1[usually as modifier] The most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, preceding the Weichsel glaciation and corresponding to the Ipswichian in Britain.

    • ‘The travertine of Burgtonna was formed since the Eem interglazial.’
    • ‘Eem represents the previous interglacial period.’
    1. 1.1The system of deposits laid down during the Eem interglacial period.

Origin

Early 20th century: from the name of a river in the Netherlands.

Pronunciation:

Eem

/iːm/