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alluvium

noun [U] uk   us   /əˈluː.vi.əm/ specialized
earth and sand that has been left by rivers, floods, etc.
alluvial
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
an alluvial plain Some alluvial deposits are a rich source of diamonds.
Translations of “alluvium”
in Chinese (Traditional) (河流或洪水)沖積形成的,淤積的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (河流或洪水)冲积形成的,淤积的…
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