molasse definition

  • noun:
    • A shallow deposit of sandstone, shale and conglomerate facing a rising mountain string.
    • A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- placed on a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of geology.
    • In geology, a name provided in Switzerland to a significant geological formation belonging partly on Miocene as well as in part to a situation intermediate amongst the Eocene additionally the Miocene.

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