a deposit of soil, dust, etc., formed from the decomposition of rock and found in its place of origin.
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British Dictionary definitions for eluvium
a mass of sand, silt, etc: a product of the erosion of rocks that has remained in its place of origin
- eluvial, adjective
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Scientific definitions for eluvium
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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