A thick, sedimentary deposit deposited by a turbidity current, and originating from the erosion of rapidly rising fold mountains in the early stages of orogeny.

Flysch is a general term which can be applied to most sedimentary deposits formed during orogeny.

Flysch (fl?sh), n. [A Swiss word, fr. G. fliessen to flow, melt.] Geol.

A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.


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