from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fan-shaped accumulation of alluvium deposited at the mouth of a ravine or at the juncture of a tributary stream with the main stream.
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- noun A
cone-shaped heapof alluviumdeposited by a river.
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- noun a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out
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