plural -s
: rock debris produced by the weathering and disintegration of rock in situ compare alluvium
: fine soil or sand deposited by wind (as in dunes)

Word History


New Latin, from Latin eluere to wash out, after such pairs as Latin alluere to wash against: Late Latin alluvium

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“Eluvium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eluvium. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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