outwash plain

noun
variants: or less commonly outwash apron

Definition of outwash plain

: a plain constructed of outwash that is ordinarily found on and beyond the distal side of a terminal or recessional moraine and that generally consists of a number of coalescing outwash fans

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“Outwash plain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwash%20plain. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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