Colluvies

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Colluvies A collection or gathering, as of pus, or rubbish, or odds and ends.
    • Colluvies A medley; offscourings or rabble.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colluvies Filth; excrement; in medicine, specifically, a discharge from an old ulcer.
    • n colluvies Figuratively, a vile medley; a rabble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Colluvies ko-lū′vi-ēs., filth: a rabble.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a collection of washings, dregs, offscourings, fr. colluere, to wash; col-, + luere, to wash
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. 'washings'—colluĕre, to wash thoroughly.