Di*lu"vi*um (?), n.; pl. E. Diluviums (#), L. Diluvia (#). [L. diluvium. See Dilute, Deluge.] Geol.

A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.

⇒ The accumulation of matter by the ordinary operation of water is termed alluvium.


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