Definitions for "Flysch"
A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.
A marine sedimentary facies commonly associated with deposition in a foreland basin created by an orogeny.
A thick marine sequence of sedimentary rocks characterized by thinly interbedded sandy shale, mudstone, sandstone and conglomerate; flysch is indicative of rapid erosion of a nearby newly formed mountain belt.