alluvium : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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 .
- Anne Fadiman in Deccan Herald
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."