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alluvial

[ uh-loo-vee-uhl ]
/ əˈlu vi əl /
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adjective

of or relating to alluvium.

noun

alluvial soil.
Australia. gold-bearing alluvial soil.

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Origin of alluvial

First recorded in 1795–1805; alluvi(um) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM alluvial

non·al·lu·vi·al, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alluvial

alluvial
/ (əˈluːvɪəl) /

adjective

of or relating to alluvium

noun

another name for alluvium
Australian and NZ alluvium containing any heavy mineral, esp gold
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