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From Latin alluvius (alluvial), from alluviō (an overflowing, inundation), from alluō (wash against).

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Alluvial (not comparable)

Positive
Alluvial

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.
    • 1992, Anna K. Behrensmeyer & Robert W. Hook, "Paleoenvironmental Contexts and Taphonomic Modes" in, Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time, page 35.
      Soils are a prominent feature of floodplain environments, and we include them in this section because most of the available information on ancient soils pertains to alluvial examples, aside from those in Quaternary-Recent time.

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Singular
Alluvial

Plural
Alluvials

Alluvial (plural Alluvials)
  1. A deposition of sediment over a long period of time by a river; an alluvial layer.

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  • The noun is normally used in the plural by engineers who recover valuable minerals from these layers.

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