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A layer or series of layers of sediment deposited in a body of still water in one year.
[Swedish varv, layer, from varva, to bend, from Old Norse hverfa.]
1. (Geological Science) a typically thin band of sediment deposited annually in glacial lakes, consisting of a light layer and a dark layer deposited at different seasons
2. (Geological Science) either of the layers of sediment making up this band
[C20: from Swedish varv layer, from varva, from Old Norse hverfa to turn]
a pair of thin contrasting layers of lake-bed sediment, representing a year's cycle of sedimentation.
[1920–25; < Swedish varv a round, (complete) turn]