Definition of Elster in English:

Elster

noun

Geology
  • 1[usually as modifier] A Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe, corresponding to the Anglian of Britain (and possibly the Mindel of the Alps).

    1. 1.1The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Elster glaciation.
      • ‘The sand and clay layers (Urk Formation, Late Pleistocene) overlying the Pot. Clay were formed during the warmer Holstein period following the Elster.’
      • ‘The evidence suggests three episodes are late Pleistocene (post-Elster).’

Origin

1930s: the name of a tributary of the River Elbe in Germany.

Pronunciation:

Elster

/ˈɛlstə/