from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose deposit of rock debris accumulated through the action of gravity at the base of a cliff or slope.
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- n. A loose accumulation of rock and soil debris at the foot of a slope
Latin, a collection of washings, dregs, from colluere, to wash thoroughly : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)