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Alluvium \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.


n. (plural of alluvium English)

  1. n. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down [syn: alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvion]

  2. [also: alluvia (pl)]


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Usage examples of "alluvia".

Europe flowing among their own alluvia have required similar treatment in the interest of navigation and agriculture.

This bank consists of alluvia, or large heaps of organic matter, brought either from the Equator by the Gulf Stream, or from the North Pole by the counter-current of cold water which skirts the American coast.