Alluviums
Alluvium Al*lu"vi*um, n.; pl. E. {Alluviums}, L. {Alluvia}. [L., neut. of alluvius. See {Alluvious}.] (Geol.) Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or seas. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]

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