Definition of Eem in English:

Eem

noun

usually as modifier
  • 1Geology
    The most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, preceding the Weichsel glaciation and corresponding to the Ipswichian in Britain.

    ‘Eem represents the previous interglacial period.’
    ‘The travertine of Burgtonna was formed since the Eem interglazial.’
    1. 1.1The system of deposits laid down during the Eem interglacial period.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Eem

/iːm/