Definition of Eemian in English:

Eemian

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting the most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, preceding the Weichsel glaciation.

    ‘the planet was some 3 degrees to 5 degrees C (5 degrees to 9 degrees F) warmer during the Eemian period than it is today’

noun

the Eemian
  • The most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, or the system of deposits laid down during it.

    ‘these abrupt shifts within the Eemian have not been found in other cores’

Origin

Early 20th century from Eem, the name of a river in the Netherlands, + -ian.

Pronunciation

Eemian

/ˈiːmɪən/