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əˈlu vi əlal·lu·vial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alluvialadjective

    of or relating to alluvium


  1. alluvialnoun

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

  2. alluvialadjective

    Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.

  3. Etymology: From alluvius, from alluvio, from alluo.


  1. alluvial

    Alluvium (from Latin alluvius, from alluere 'to wash against') is loose clay, silt, sand, or gravel that has been deposited by running water in a stream bed, on a floodplain, in an alluvial fan or beach, or in similar settings. Alluvium is also sometimes called alluvial deposit. Alluvium is typically geologically young and is not consolidated into solid rock. Sediments deposited underwater, in seas, estuaries, lakes, or ponds, are not described as alluvium.Floodplain alluvium can be highly fertile, and supported some of the earliest human civilizations.


  1. alluvial

    Alluvial refers to anything related to or composed of sediment transported and deposited by water, usually by streams or rivers. This term is often used in relation to soil, land, deposits, plains, and other geographical phenomena.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alluvialadjective

    pertaining to, contained in, or composed of, alluvium; relating to the deposits made by flowing water; washed away from one place and deposited in another; as, alluvial soil, mud, accumulations, deposits

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. alluvial. See Alluvion.]


  1. Alluvial

    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, thru 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. Alluvial was unraced and is best known not for her racing success as a graded stakes race winner but for her success as a broodmare. She is the dam of Belmont Stakes winner Coastal, by Majestic Prince, and champion Slew o' Gold, by Seattle Slew. Her daughter, Dokki, is the dam of Aptitude, who was second in both the 2000 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes and stakes winner Sleep Easy. On May 23, 1994, Alluvial died at Claiborne Farm due to the infirmities of old age.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alluvial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alluvial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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