eluvium

noun elu·vi·um

Definition of eluvium

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  rock debris produced by the weathering and disintegration of rock in situ — compare alluvium

  2. 2 :  fine soil or sand deposited by wind (as in dunes)

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Origin and Etymology of eluvium

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


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