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alluvial (not comparable)
- Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.
- 1992, Anna K. Behrensmeyer & Robert W. Hook, “Paleoenvironmental Contexts and Taphonomic Modes”, in Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time, page 35:
- Soils are a prominent feature of floodplain environments, and we include them in this section because most of the available information on ancient soils pertains to alluvial examples, aside from those in Quaternary-Recent time.
pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream
- (countable) A deposition of sediment over a long period of time by a river; an alluvial layer.
- Alluvial soil; specifically, in Australia, gold-bearing alluvial soil.
- (deposition of sediment): The noun is normally used in the plural by engineers who recover valuable minerals from these layers.
deposition of sediment — see alluvium
- “alluvial”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
alluvial (strong nominative masculine singular alluvialer, not comparable)
Positive forms of alluvial (uncomparable)