eluvium

noun
elu·​vi·​um
plural -s

Definition of eluvium 

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

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

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History and Etymology for 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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