Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of alluvium.

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  • noun Plural form of alluvium.

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Examples

  • Vegetation associations of the alluvia of the Silice Plateau.

    Caves of Aggtelek and Slovak Karst, Hungary and Slovakia

  • The geology of the region ranges from the recent river alluvia and Karoo sandstones to the ancient gneiss and paragneiss overlain by the lithosols of the basement complex of the escarpment.

    Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas, Zimbabwe

  • With the exception of the post-Karoo igneous intrusive formation and the recent thin alluvia along the major river valleys, the strongly consolidated rocks of the Archean Basement Complex and the Karoo system underlie practically all of Swaziland and limit the groundwater development potential of the country.

    Water profile of Swaziland

  • This area is a big floodplain, an alluvia plain to be technical about it, laced with rivers and streams, and they are continuing to swell as the rain runs off from up north.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2005

  • This bank consists of alluvia, or large heaps of organic matter, brought either from the Equator by the Gulf Stream, or from the North Pole by the counter-current of cold water which skirts the American coast.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • The species develops into large populations on deep sands and alluvia in the Sahelian belt, heavy vertisols in the Ethiopian highlands. and around many of the rift valley lakes or riverine and valley bottoms in east and southern Africa.

    Chapter 10

  • The species develops into large populations on deep sands and alluvia in the Sahelian belt heavy vertisols in the Ethiopian highlands, and around many of the rift valley lakes or riverine and valley bottoms in east and southern Africa.

    Chapter 33

  • On unstable soils and river alluvia the tree often develops buttresses

    Chapter 5

  • The ground which he had passed over was a field covered with clumps of low trees; it was easy to see by its disc-like shape that it had been formed by successive alluvia, at the expense of the other shore, which had been incessantly worn away by the stream.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The beds of rivers and the alluvia are there to tell that all the water was not in a solid state at that time, that the glaciers were much more extended than in our days, and that the courses of the rivers were infinitely more abundant.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892

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