Definition of alluvion
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<the nonstop torrential rains were threatening to produce an alluvion of biblical proportions>
Origin of alluvion
Latin alluvion-, alluvio, from alluere to flow past, deposit (of water), from ad- + lavere to wash — more at lye
First Known Use: 1536
Legal Definition of alluvion
: material (as clay, silt, sand, or gravel) deposited by running water; especially : the land added by the gradual or imperceptible accumulation of such material along a bank or shore <alluvion formed in front of the property of several owners is divided equitably — Louisiana Civil Code>
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