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A Swiss word, from German to flow, to melt.


flysch (plural flysches)

  1. (geology) A series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.
    • 1934, Gerald E. Schultz, Geology and Paleontology of a Late Pleistocene Basin in Southwest Kansas, page 232:
      Most of the structures and textures observed at Ponkapoag section have been noted in turbitite and flysch sequences.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for flysch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)