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[mass noun] A sedimentary deposit consisting of thin beds of shale or marl alternating with coarser strata such as sandstone or conglomerate.
- ‘He interpreted pre-Easdale Subgroup rocks as flysch and subsequent molasse derived from a Knoydartian orogen.’
- ‘Synorogenic flysch deposits were laid down in front of the advancing allochthonous complexes, and were overridden by them.’
- ‘The mineralization is hosted by flysch rocks (of Triassic age) cut by dikes.’
- ‘There, the most widespread Ordovician flysch is the Garin Formation.’
- ‘The thickness of the shallow marine formations is up to 150 m, and the bathyal flysch is up to 4 km thick.’
Mid 19th century: from Swiss German dialect.
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