Mo·lasse' noun [ French molasse , probably from mollasse flabby, flimsy, from Latin mollis soft.] (Geol.) A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology .
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<geology> A soft Tertiary sandstone; applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. ... Origin: F. Molasse, prob. Fr. Mollasse flabby, flimsy, fr. L. Mollis soft. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology.
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thick association of continental and marine clastic sedimentary rocks that consists mainly of sandstones and shales formed as shore deposits. The ... [1 related articles]
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The term "molasse" refers to the sandstones, shales and conglomerates formed as terrestrial or shallow marine deposits in front of rising mountain chains. The molasse is deposited in a foreland basin, especially on top of flysch, for example that left from the rising Alps, or erosion in the Himalay...
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Molasse is a soft greenish sandstone which occupies the country between the Alps and the Jura.
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Refer to soil type .
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