Definition of Alluvial soil

1. Noun. A fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds.

Substance meronyms: Alluvial Deposit, Alluvial Sediment, Alluvion, Alluvium
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alluvial Soil

allusions
allusive
allusively
allusiveness
allusivenesses
allusory
alluvia
alluvial
alluvial cone
alluvial deposit
alluvial fan
alluvial fans
alluvial plain
alluvial plains
alluvial sediment
alluvial soil (current term)
alluvials
alluviation
alluvion
alluvions
alluvious
alluvium
alluviums
allways
allwhere
allwork
ally
ally with
allyboration
allying

Literary usage of Alluvial soil

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1. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"... through alluvial soil. — Circular Cavities or Sand-Bursts. — Open Fissures. —Lake Eulalie drained by Shocks.—Borders of Sunk Country, West of New Madrid ..."

2. Geological Essays; Or: An Inquiry Into Some of the Geological Phenomena to by Horace H. Hayden (1820)
"... but barely three miles of alluvial soil on the New-York side,* by which it passes ; and the Connecticut river bae about the same. How much the others, ..."

3. A Manual of Practical Hygiene by Edmund Alexander Parkes (1878)
"(a) alluvial soil, brought down by the great rivers Ganges, Indos, ... Many of the stations in Bengal are placed on alluvial soil This alluvial soil, ..."

4. Second Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Middle and Southern by Richard Owen (1860)
"It is a species which we see here in Arkansas for the first time, and which is never found but on fertile alluvial soil. Corn especially, sugar, tobacco, ..."

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