Definition of “alluvium” - English Dictionary

“alluvium” in British English

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alluviumnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈluː.vi.əm/ us /əˈluː.vi.əm/ specialized

earth and sand that has been left by rivers, floods, etc.

adjective uk /əˈluː.vi.əl/ us /əˈluː.vi.əl/

an alluvial plain
Some alluvial deposits are a rich source of diamonds.

(Definition of “alluvium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)