One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to or denoting the current (Holocene or Recent) stage in northern Europe, especially when treated as an interglacial period.
- ‘The Flandrian transgression is thought to have reached its climax about 6700 years ago with sea level a few metres above the present.’
- 1.1as noun the Flandrian The Flandrian interglacial or the system of deposits laid down during it.
Mid 17th century: from Flanders + -ian.
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