colluvies

noun

col·​lu·​vi·​es
kəˈlüvēˌēz
plural colluvies
a
: an accumulation of foulness
b
: hotchpotch, jumble
a colluvies of low characters

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Colluvies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colluvies. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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