noun al·lu·vi·um \-vē-əm\
plural al·lu·vi·ums or -via \-vē-ə\

Definition of ALLUVIUM

:  clay, silt, sand, gravel, or similar detrital material deposited by running water

Origin of ALLUVIUM

Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin alluvio
First Known Use: circa 1656

Rhymes with ALLUVIUM


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