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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down.

Usage examples (39)
  • alluvium is pounded and ground into finer and finer grains each time it moves downstream.
  • The native of the alluvium is another being from the native of the great mineral State.
  • As the shallow lake spreads under the boughs of the surrounding trees, it deposits a blanket of rich, fertilizing soil called alluvium.
  • They are found in a sandy alluvium which is very boggy when wet. for more
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  • "Alluvion" is the flow of water against a shore that sometimes deposits "alluvium" (silt or sand deposited by flowing water). When the wind deposits material such as sand or rock, the correct term is "eluvium."
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