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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lu·vi·um n.; pl. E. Alluviums, L. Alluvia   Geol. Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or seas.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and
          deposited where the stream slows down [syn: alluvial
          sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvion]
      [also: alluvia (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See alluvium