colluvies

noun col·lu·vi·es \ kəˈlüvēˌēz \

Definition of colluvies

plural colluvies
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)


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