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Other Alluvium Definition

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

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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