alluvium alluvium  /ə ˈlu vi əm/


  • (n) clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down


  • Rearing a few surprising skyscrapers above the rich alluvium of the Connecticut River is Hartford, capital of the third smallest State in the Union, home of a considerable .


  • Mell Kuhn, of Arkansas City, former city commissioner:

    As usual we are on the brink of disaster, as a result of today's drought conditions and over draw from the Arkansas River Alluvium the salt levels are up.
    on September 19, 2013     Source: The Arkansas City Traveler

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  • Fadiman writes about a landscape architect who "savours the very smell of the dirt embedded in his botany texts; it is the alluvium of his life's work."
    on Jan 10, 2009 By: Anne Fadiman Source: Deccan Herald

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