Variscan orogeny

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Variscan orogeny

[va′ris·kən ȯ′räj·ə·nē]
(geology)
The late Paleozoic orogenic era in Europe, extending through the Carboniferous and Permian. Also known as Hercynian orogeny.
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Some aspects of the Grenville orogen, such as its scale, the presence of eclogites, and the inference of tectonic extrusion of high-grade rocks, invite comparisons with the Himalayan and Variscan belts.