noun al·lu·vi·on \ə-ˈlü-vē-ən\

Definition of ALLUVION

:  the wash or flow of water against a shore
:  alluvium
:  an accession to land by the gradual addition of matter (as by deposit of alluvium) that then belongs to the owner of the land to which it is added; also :  the land so added

Examples of ALLUVION

  1. <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

Rhymes with ALLUVION


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