alluvial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj alluvial of or relating to alluvium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
    • n Alluvial Alluvial soil; specif., in Australia, gold-bearing alluvial soil.
    • a Alluvial Pertaining to, contained in, or composed of, alluvium; relating to the deposits made by flowing water; washed away from one place and deposited in another; as, alluvial soil, mud, accumulations, deposits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alluvial Of, pertaining to, or composed of alluvium: as, alluvial deposits; alluvial soil.
    • alluvial A term applied to the most recent or postglacial deposits, which follow the diluvial deposits.
    • n alluvial Alluvial soil; specifically, in Australia and New Zealand, gold-bearing alluvial soil.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. alluvial,. See Alluvion

Usage

In literature:

At Memphis the alluvial deposits are over 50 ft. thick.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
From Purdon's Reef, in the Makukuku district, alluvial gold was on show.
"Through South Africa" by Henry M. Stanley
I had some grub, and I meant to camp for a week, as alluvial gold was wonderfully plentiful.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
In physical character Cambay is entirely an alluvial plain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The streams are cutting through the till cover and are not building alluvial cones where they join the lowland.
"Drainage Modifications and Glaciation in the Danbury Region Connecticut" by Ruth Sawyer-Harvey
From the other districts alluvial diamonds are obtained of the average annual value of L250,000-L400,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The valley soil (alluvial) is often fertile, chiefly as meadow and enclosed pasture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The alluvial plain of the Mississippi begins to be of great width below Cape Girardeau, 50 miles above the junction of the Ohio.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The islands were of the same alluvial kind as those seen yesterday, and the wood on them equally plentiful and large.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
The alluvial forests lie in Sind, on or close to the banks of the Indus, and extend over an area of 550 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

An outcrop of conglomerate rock on the floor of Gale Crater made up of cemented gravels that indicate an ancient flow of water downstream of a channel in the crater wall that spreads out into an alluvial fan up slope from the Curiosity rover.
A recent fault through alluvial sediments at Sarikaya, 8 km west of Sagalassos.
2672 E Alluvial Avenue, Fresno, CA 93611.
2672 E Alluvial Avenue, between Chestnut and Willow, Clovis 93611.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis, CA 93611.
Fresno Buddhist Family Center 2690 E Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA.
Alluvial fans, rolling hills, and southern exposure are three of the things the Del Rio team likes to credit for their delicious wines.
Looking toward the Glenelg site where Curiosity will pause to carry out extensive geological observations, scientists have identified a lighter area, also visible from orbit, that may be part of an alluvial fan where water once flowed.
The peak falls away abruptly, revealing a vertiginous panorama of Strom Canyon and its distant alluvial fan toward the east.
Police say the suspects broke into the back of a storage unit that Children's Hospital was renting at a mini storage near Fowler and Alluvial in Clovis.
DU GIS mapping tool for conservation planning in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis, CA 93611.
The permeability of the target reservoir for the underbalanced drilling project was related to an alluvial gross depositional environment.
In this Sept 5, 2012 aerial photo, a combination of alluvial clay and tar mats are seen on the shore of Elmer's Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, in Jefferson Parish, La.
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In science:

Geological types are Alluvial (AL), Acid Volcanic (AC), Basic Volcanic (BV), Coarse-grained Granite (CG), Sedimentary and Metamorphic (SM) and Tully fine-grained Granite (TG).
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
The terrain is rugged and steep, and only near the west and southwest coasts are extensive flat alluvial or diluvial plains and more subdued rolling hilly lands.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
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