- 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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- a mass of sand, silt, etc: a product of the erosion of rocks that has remained in its place of origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin ēluere to wash out
- 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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