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scree

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noun \ˈskrē\

Simple Definition of scree

  • : an area of loose stones on the side of a mountain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scree

  1. :  an accumulation of loose stones or rocky debris lying on a slope or at the base of a hill or cliff :  talus

Origin and Etymology of scree

Scots & northern English dialect, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skritha landslide, from skrītha to creep; akin to Old High German scrītan to go, Lithuanian skriesti to turn


First Known Use: circa 1781


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