scree

[ skree ]
/ skri /

noun

a steep mass of detritus on the side of a mountain.

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Origin of scree

First recorded in 1775–85, scree is from the Old Norse word skritha landslide
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British Dictionary definitions for scree

scree
/ (skriː) /

noun

an accumulation of weathered rock fragments at the foot of a cliff or hillside, often forming a sloping heapAlso called: talus

Word Origin for scree

Old English scrīthan to slip; related to Old Norse skrītha to slide, German schreiten to walk
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