molasse

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Etymology[edit]

From French molasse, a kind of sandstone, from Latin mollis ‎(soft).

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Noun[edit]

molasse ‎(plural molasses)

  1. (geology) A shallow deposit of sandstone, shale and conglomerate in front of a rising mountain chain.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 109:
      The molasse provides a record of the wearing down of the Alpine range at a late stage; unlike the Flysch, it is largely non-marine.

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Verb[edit]

molasse

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of molare

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