Definition of lagerstätte in US English:

lagerstätte

noun

  • A fossil deposit of exceptional richness or interest. Also more fully "fossil-lagerstatte". Usually in plural.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Science. From German Lagerstätte mineral deposit from Lager store, stock + Stätte place, site.

Pronunciation

lagerstätte

/ˈlɑːɡəʃtɛtə/