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").