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Meaning of ALLUVIUM

Pronunciation:  u'looveeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  clay or slit or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
 

ALLUVIUM is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion
 
 See Also: alluvial soil, deposit, placer, sediment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*lu"vi*um\, n.; pl. E. {Alluviums}, L. {Alluvia}.
[L., neut. of alluvius. See {Alluvious}.] (Geol.)
Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported
matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land
not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or
seas. --Lyell.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Material deposited by running water, including the sediments laid down in riverbeds, flood plains, lakes and estuaries.
  2. Deposit of stream-borne materials in and along a channel.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a general term for all deposits laid down in fresh water - most commonly applied to riverine sediments.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acres, alluvion, arable land, ash, cataclysm, cinder, clay, clinker, clod, crust, debris, deluge, deposit, deposition, deposits, detritus, diluvium, dirt, draff, dregs, drift, dross, dry land, dust, earth, ember, engulfment, feces, flood, freehold, froth, glebe, grassland, ground, grounds, inundation, land, landholdings, lees, lithosphere, loess, marginal land, marl, mold, moraine, offscum, overflow, overflowing, overrunning, precipitate, precipitation, real estate, real property, region, regolith, scoria, scree, scum, sediment, settlings, silt, sinter, slag, smut, sod, soil, soot, spill, spillage, subaerial deposit, sublimate, submersion, subsoil, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, the Deluge, the Flood, topsoil, washout, whelming, woodland
 

 

 

 

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