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Other Alluvion Definition

[n] clay or slit or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
[n] the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"1
[n] gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment

Misc. Definitions

\Al*lu"vi*on\, n. [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See {Lave}.]
1. Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.
2. An overflowing; an inundation; a flood. --Lyell.
3. Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium. The golden alluvions are there [in California and Australia] spread over a far wider space: they are found not only on the banks of rivers, and in their beds, but are scattered over the surface of vast plains. --R. Cobden.
4. (Law) An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See {Accretion}.

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