Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
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How to use alluvion in a sentence
alluvion, al-lū′vi-un, n. land gained from the sea by the washing up of sand and earth.
The whole party crowded to the spot where Uncas pointed out the impression of a moccasin in the moist alluvion.The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
Further down, abrupt cliffs and overhanging precipices are frequently seen at the termination of the river alluvion.
The cypress begins near the mouth of the Ohio and spreads through the alluvion portions of the Lower Valley.
Immediately on the banks of the Ohio and other large rivers are strips of rich alluvion soil.
British Dictionary definitions for alluvion
the wash of the sea or of a river
an overflow or flood
matter deposited as sediment; alluvium
law the gradual formation of new land, as by the recession of the sea or deposit of sediment on a riverbed
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