circa 1936, in the meaning defined above
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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“Colluvium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colluvium. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.
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