Definition of interbed in English:


verbverb interbeds, verb interbedding, verb interbedded

  • be interbedded(of a stratum) be embedded among or between others.

    ‘They are interbedded with bioturbated muddy and sandy limestones, quartz-skeletal siltstones and sandstones.’
    • ‘The emeralds are found in black calcareous shales interbedded with limestones of Cretaceous age.’
    • ‘It contains over 50 chest beds which are interbedded with shales, carbonaceous sandstones and minor tuffs.’
    • ‘The section is dominated by quartzose grey and pink sandstone, interbedded with red-orange mudstones.’
    • ‘Il is composed of gray, greenish shales interbedded with silty mudstones and siltstones.’



/ˈin(t)ərˌbed/ /ˈɪn(t)ərˌbɛd/