Definition of Mindel in English:

Mindel

noun

Geology
  • 1usually as modifier A Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps preceding the Riss, possibly corresponding to the Elsterian of northern Europe.

    1. 1.1 The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Mindel glaciation.
      • ‘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.

Pronunciation

Mindel

/ˈmɪnd(ə)l/