illuvial

[ ih-loo-vee-uh l, ih-loov-yuh l ]
/ ɪˈlu vi əl, ɪˈluv yəl /

adjective

of or relating to illuviation or illuvium.

Nearby words

  1. illustrational,
  2. illustrative,
  3. illustrator,
  4. illustrious,
  5. illustriously,
  6. illuviate,
  7. illuviation,
  8. illuvium,
  9. illy,
  10. illyria

Origin of illuvial

1920–25; < Latin illuvi(ēs) mud, flood, literally, what washes or is washed in (il- il-1 + -luv-, combining form of lavere to wash + -iēs noun suffix) + -al1; see alluvial

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