rainwash

noun
rain·​wash | \ ˈrān-ˌwȯsh How to pronounce rainwash (audio) , -ˌwäsh \

Definition of rainwash

: the washing away of material by rain also : the material so washed away

First Known Use of rainwash

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Rainwash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainwash. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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