Definition of Alluvial deposit
1. Noun. Clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down.
Specialized synonyms: Delta, Placer
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Sediment
Terms within: Alluvial Soil
Derivative terms: Alluvial
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alluvial Deposit
Literary usage of Alluvial deposit
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1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"The same quality of soil and alluvial deposit seems to accompany the Nile in its course from Abyssinia to the Mediterranean -, and though the ..."
2. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"The same quality of soil and alluvial deposit seems to accompany the Nile in its course from Abyssinia to the Mediterranean ; and though the ..."
3. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1896)
"The fact of a large alluvial deposit, measurable at least by average over a long period of years, at the head of the Persian gulf is obtained by the ..."
4. The New Statistical Account of Scotland by Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy (1845)
"This alluvial deposit, of which the haugh is an excavation, was probably formed ... In some of the sandy parts of the alluvial deposit, the sand is in fine ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As the low-lying plains are altogether an alluvial deposit, the coarser ... As a matter of fact, they are an alluvial deposit spread out by the same flood ..."