alluvium

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Etymology

From Latin alluvio (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun

alluvium (plural alluviums or alluvia)

  1. soil, clay, silt or gravel deposited by flowing water, as it slows, in a river bed, delta, estuary or flood plain
    Synonyms: alluvion, alluvial deposit

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Adjective

alluvium

  1. inflection of alluvius:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular

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