Definition of Eem in English:


Pronunciation /ēm/ /im/

See synonyms for Eem


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.


Late 19th century from the name of a river in the Netherlands.