Meaning of Zechstein in English:

Zechstein

Pronunciation /ˈzɛkstʌɪn/

noun

Geology
  • Limestone of the Upper Permian period forming strata underlying parts of northern Germany, Poland, and north-eastern England; the series of sedimentary rocks containing such limestone.

    "Zechstein Sea" noun (the name of) a former sea on the bed of which these rocks were deposited.

Origin

Late 18th century. From German Zechstein from a first element of uncertain origin + Stein.