Alluvial ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Alluvial ( adjective )

  1. Relating to, consisting of, or formed by alluvium.
  2. Referring to soil deposited by running water.

Origin:

Late 18th century: from latin alluvius, from alluere "wash against", from ad- "towards" + lavere "wash".

Examples:

  1. Alluvial soil is fertile and rich in minerals.
  2. Alluvial deposits are found along river banks.
  3. The alluvial plains are important for agriculture.
  4. Alluvial mining is the extraction of gold from river gravels.
  5. The alluvial fan is a cone-shaped deposit of sediment.

(As a noun)

Alluvial ( noun )

  1. Relating to, consisting of, or formed by alluvium.
  2. Referring to soil deposited by running water.

Origin:

Late 18th century: from latin alluvius, from alluere "wash against", from ad- "towards" + lavere "wash".

Examples:

  1. Alluvial soil is fertile and rich in minerals.
  2. Alluvial deposits are found along river banks.
  3. The alluvial plains are important for agriculture.
  4. Alluvial mining is the extraction of gold from river gravels.
  5. The alluvial fan is a cone-shaped deposit of sediment.
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