[ UK /ɐlˈuːvi‍əm/ ]
[ US /ˌæˈɫuviəm/ ]
  1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
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How To Use alluvium In A Sentence

  • Brigalow vegetation is found to the east, and gidgee (A. cambagei) woodlands or shrublands are scattered across the region on alluvium or other more fertile clay soils. Eastern Australia mulga shrublands
  • A broad, gently base of a steeper slope , often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion.
  • It is, however, a remarkable coincidence, that in the two large islands cut off by the Beagle Channel from the rest of Tierra del Fuego, one has cliffs composed of matter that may be called stratified alluvium, which front similar ones on the opposite side of the channel, — while the other is exclusively bordered by old crystalline rocks; in the former, called Navarin Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle
  • The northern ribs of the Aravallí series disappear beneath alluvial cover in the Delhi district, but the rocks still underlie the plains to the west and north-west, their presence being revealed by the small promontories that peep through the alluvium near the Chenáb river, standing up as small hills near Chiniot in the Sháhpur, Jhang, and Lyallpur districts. The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
  • In the east, which is lower and flatter, river gravels and alluvium from the North Sea have produced dark, rich soils.
  • Many vineyards are located on valley bottoms underlain by alluvium which can provide deep, free-draining soils of variable grain size.
  • Archaeologists can use the evidence of pollen, alluvium (flood-deposits), and colluvium (hill-wash) to study the past environment.
  • The measured soil parameters at the sites were within the normal range for bottomland hardwood soils of Mississippi River alluvium.
  • To these succeed transported soils (_alluvium_), containing the gigantic bones of ancient mammalia, such as the mastodons, the dinotherium, and the megatheroid animals, among which is the mylodon of Owen, an animal upwards of eleven feet in length, allied to the sloth. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science
  • Soils are mostly gray to black Vertisols, developed from clayey alluvium of overbank or slack-water deposits. Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)
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