alluvium definition

  • noun:
    • deposit deposited by streaming liquid, such as a riverbed, flooding plain, or delta. Also referred to as alluvion.
    • soil, clay, silt or gravel deposited by moving water, whilst slows, in a river sleep, delta, estuary or flooding plain
    • Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, as well as other transported matter, produced by rivers, floods, or any other reasons, upon land perhaps not permanently submerged underneath the waters of ponds or seas.
    • A deposit, generally of mingled sand and dirt, resulting from the action of fluviatile currents: used by geologists to the latest sedimentary deposits, especially including occur in the valleys of big streams: against diluvium (which see).
    • clay or silt or gravel held by rushing streams and deposited where the stream decelerates

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