of or relating to alluvium.
Australia. gold-bearing alluvial soil.
- non·al·lu·vi·al, adjective, noun
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How to use alluvial in a sentence
Large mining companies use high-tech methods for open-pit and underground mining, whereas alluvial mining is done by hand and may be unregulated.
The ground was fertile, with alluvial, or unconsolidated, soil.
In the valleys the land is a deep alluvial loam, easily worked, producing bountiful crops of the finest leaf tobacco.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The Pryor makes the heaviest, richest shipping, and can only be grown to perfection on alluvial or heavily manured lands.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
As the alluvial deposit is laid down, a good deal of vegetable matter was built into it.
At the same time the alluvial materials, building out to sea, thus diminish the slope of the stream.
Since then alluvial plains have filled this estuary to even beyond the original mouth.
British Dictionary definitions for alluvial
of or relating to alluvium
another name for alluvium
Australian and NZ alluvium containing any heavy mineral, esp gold
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