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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Made of clay, sand, or dirt washed by flowing water.

Usage examples (35)
  • It was easy to see the alluvial deposits on the banks of the river.
  • Sapphires are found in alluvial soil near rocks and embedded in gneiss.
  • Diamonds occur in alluvial lands mostly open and comparatively level, as in India, the Brazil and the Cape.
  • Underwater abyssal fans can be compared to terrestrial landforms known as alluvial fans. for more
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