Meaning of Mindel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪndl/


usually as modifier
  • 1Geology
    A Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps preceding the Riss, possibly corresponding to the Elsterian of northern Europe.

    1. 1.1The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Mindel glaciation.
      • ‘The Mindel is a major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe.’


Early 20th century from the name of a river in southern Germany.