noun col·lu·vi·es \kəˈlüvēˌēz\

Definition of colluvies



  1. :  collection, gathering: a :  an accumulation of foulness b :  hotchpotch, jumble a colluvies of low characters

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Origin and Etymology of colluvies

Latin, collection of washings, dregs, offscourings, from colluere to wash, from com- + -luere (from lavere to wash) — more at lye

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a brief usually trivial fact

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