colluvies

noun
col·​lu·​vi·​es | \ kəˈlüvēˌēz \
plural colluvies

Definition of colluvies

a : an accumulation of foulness
b : hotchpotch, jumble a colluvies of low characters

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History and Etymology for colluvies

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 10 Aug. 2022.

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