[ dih-loo-vee-uh m ]
/ dɪˈlu vi əm /
noun, plural di·lu·vi·a [dih-loo-vee-uh] /dɪˈlu vi ə/, di·lu·vi·ums. Geology Now Rare.
a coarse surficial deposit formerly attributed to a general deluge but now regarded as glacial drift.
Origin of diluvium
1810–20; < Latin dīluvium flood; see deluge
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This occurs as one of the imbedded materials of the diluvion of the Mississippi valley.
/ (daɪˈluːvɪəm, dɪ-) /
noun plural -via (-vɪə)
geology a former name for glacial driftSee drift (def. 12)
Word Origin for diluvium
C19: from Latin: flood, from dīluere to wash away; see dilute
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