Definitions for "Molasse"
A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology.
A deltaic sedimentary facies produced by the erosion of an orogeny. Molasse deposits are typically more clastic and less rhythmic than flysch deposits.
geologic formation composed of coarse clastic deposits deriving from the erosion and degradation of a mountain belt during the late building stages.