Definition of Alluvial soil
1. Noun. A fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds.
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil
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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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