colluvium

noun
col·​lu·​vi·​um | \kə-ˈlü-vē-əm \
plural colluvia\ kə-​ˈlü-​vē-​ə \ or colluviums

Definition of colluvium 

: rock detritus and soil accumulated at the foot of a slope

Other Words from colluvium

colluvial \ kə-​ˈlü-​vē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of colluvium

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colluvium

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, offscourings, alteration of Latin colluvies, from colluere to wash, from com- + lavere to wash — more at lye

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