an annual layer of sedimentary material deposited in lakes and fiords by glacial meltwaters, consisting of two distinct bands of sediment deposited in summer and winter
Origin of varveSwedish varv, a layer ; from varva, to turn, change ; from Old Norse hverfa ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwerp-, to turn from source carpus
A layer or series of layers of sediment deposited in a body of still water in one year.
Origin of varveSwedish varv, layer, from varva, to bend, from Old Norse hverfa.
From Swedish varv (“layer”).