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Definition of the adjective alluvial

What does alluvial mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to alluvium

Alternative definition of the adjective alluvial


  1. Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.

Definition of the noun alluvial

What does alluvial mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alluvials

  1. A deposition of sediment over a long period of time by a river; an alluvial layer.


Alluvial is an American thoroughbred mare racehorse. She is sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Buckpasser, who in turn was sired by the 1953 United States Horse of the Year, Tom Fool, out of the Hill Prince mare Bayou. Alluvial was a half-sister, through Bayou, to the graded stakes race winning filly Batteur, who won the Santa Monica Handicap, Santa Margarita Handicap, Santa Maria Handicap, and Santa Barbara Handicap, as well as the New York Handicap.

  • born in (47 years ago)


"Alluvial" is a book by Katherine Soniat.


  1. "Alluvial" is a musical album of M. Rösner.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Alluvial" is a musical album of Fetisch Park.
    • released in (19 years ago)

Phrases with Alluvial

  1. alluvial fan
  2. alluvial cone
  3. alluvial flat
  4. alluvial soil
  5. alluvial plain
  6. alluvial deposit
  7. alluvial sediment

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Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

alluvial See Fluvial. alluvial cone The material washed down mountain and hill slopes by ephemeral streams and deposited at the mouth of gorges in the form of a moderately steep conical mass descending equally in all ...

Google previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Alluvial Fan. The outspread sloping deposit of detrital material brought down by the action of water from neighbouring elevations upon a plain or open valley bottom and dropped where the stream gradient lessens abruptly, forming roughly a ...

Google previewDictionary of Earth Science (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{ejlath-ejjen~ik} alluvial [GEOL] 1. Of a placer, or its associated valuable mineral, formed by the action of running water. 2. Pertaining to or consisting of alluvium, or deposited by running water. {o'ltiv-é-ol} alluvial cone [GEOL] An alluvial fan ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

alluvial channel A river channel that is cut in ALLUVIUM. This applies to most larger natural rivers; ones that are entirely developed in bedrock may be found in high-relief areas, but ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

alluvial fan alps alluvial fan A fan-shaped mass of alluvium (sand, gravel, cobbles , and sometimes boulders) formed where...

Alluvial fans form in many different locations—for example, where a small tributary valley joins a major glacial trough , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

alluvial App. to ALLUVIUM. alluvial cone A form of an A. FAN, though with a higher angle of ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Alluvial Pertaining to processes or materials associated with transportation or deposition of sediment by water. Describes material deposited by, or in transit in, flowing water. Alluvial Fan An accretion of sediments in a flow line characterized by ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1V4I1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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