noun, plural e·lu·vi·a [ih-loo-vee-uh] /ɪˈlu vi ə/. Geology.
a deposit of soil, dust, etc., formed from the decomposition of rock and found in its place of origin.
Origin of eluvium
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noun plural -via (-vɪə)
a mass of sand, silt, etc: a product of the erosion of rocks that has remained in its place of origin
Word Origin for eluvium
C19: New Latin, from Latin ēluere to wash out
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Residual deposits of soil, dust, and sand produced by the action of the wind.
Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the in-situ decomposition and disintegration of rock.
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