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1. alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium

clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down

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noun plural -viums or -via (-vɪə)
a fine-grained fertile soil consisting of mud, silt, and sand deposited by flowing water on flood plains, in river beds, and in estuaries

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nounWord forms: plural alˈluviums or alˈluvia (əˈluviə ; əlo̅oˈvēə)
sand, clay, silt, etc. gradually deposited by moving water, as along a river bed or the shore of a lake

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n. pl. al·lu·vi·ums or al·lu·vi·a (-vē-ə)
Sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain, or delta. Also called alluvion.

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