alluvial clay deposit

dépôt argileux alluvionnaire m

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  • alluvial deposit — noun clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down • Syn: ↑alluvial sediment, ↑alluvium, ↑alluvion • Derivationally related forms: ↑alluvial (for: ↑alluvium) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alluvial sediment — noun clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down • Syn: ↑alluvial deposit, ↑alluvium, ↑alluvion • Derivationally related forms: ↑alluvial (for: ↑alluvium) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alluvial deposit — Material deposited by rivers. It consists of silt, sand, clay, and gravel, as well as much organic matter. Alluvial deposits are usually most extensive in the lower part of a river s course, forming floodplains and deltas, but they may form at… …   Universalium

  • alluvial — alluvium ► NOUN ▪ a fertile deposit of clay, silt, and sand left by river flood water. DERIVATIVES alluvial adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from luere to wash …   English terms dictionary

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