alluvial


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al·lu·vi·al

 (ə-lo͞o′vē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or found in alluvium: alluvial soil; alluvial gold.

alluvial

(əˈluːvɪəl)
adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to alluvium
n
1. (Geological Science) another name for alluvium
2. (Geological Science) Austral and NZ alluvium containing any heavy mineral, esp gold

al•lu•vi•al

(əˈlu vi əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to alluvium.
n.
2. alluvial soil.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alluvial - of or relating to alluviumalluvial - of or relating to alluvium    
Translations

alluvial

[əˈluːvɪəl] ADJaluvial

alluvial

[əˈluːviəl] adj [soil, plane] → alluvial(e); [deposits, gold] → alluvionnaire

alluvial

adjangeschwemmt

alluvial

[əˈluːvɪəl] adjalluvionale
References in classic literature ?
The new era began; the king was tried, doomed, and beheaded; the Republic of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, declared for victory or death against the world in arms; the black flag waved night and day from the great towers of Notre Dame; three hundred thousand men, summoned to rise against the tyrants of the earth, rose from all the varying soils of France, as if the dragon's teeth had been sown broadcast, and had yielded fruit equally on hill and plain, on rock, in gravel, and alluvial mud, under the bright sky of the South and under the clouds of the North, in fell and forest, in the vineyards and the olive-grounds and among the cropped grass and the stubble of the corn, along the fruitful banks of the broad rivers, and in the sand of the sea-shore.
It was studded with islands which, like the alluvial bottoms, were covered with groves of cotton-wood, thickets of willow, tracts of good lowland grass, and abundance of green rushes.
The shores were in some places high and rocky, with low marshy islands at their feet, subject to inundation, and covered with willows, poplars, and other trees that love an alluvial soil.
The huge trees of the alluvial Amazonian plain gave place to the Phoenix and coco palms, growing in scattered clumps, with thick brushwood between.
Immediately he began to descend from the upland to the fat alluvial soil below, the atmosphere grew heavier; the languid perfume of the summer fruits, the mists, the hay, the flowers, formed therein a vast pool of odour which at this hour seemed to make the animals, the very bees and butterflies drowsy.
At the end of the levee we left the mules and went in a sailboat across an arm of the Nile or an overflow, and landed where the sands of the Great Sahara left their embankment, as straight as a wall, along the verge of the alluvial plain of the river.
The alluvial plains on the side appeared fertile, and it is supposed that they are well adapted to the growth of corn.
The salitrales occur either on level tracts elevated only a few feet above the level of the sea, or on alluvial land bordering rivers.
Every year the floods deposited a rich alluvial soil on this spot, where there should be no difficulty in growing osiers.
The soil of all the former states has the appearance of an alluvial deposit; and isolated rocks have been found, of a nature and in situations which render it difficult to refute the opinion that they have been transferred to their present beds by floating ice.
The claim is located on a property which has abundance of alluvial minerals.
Hong Kong, Sept 20, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - North Asia Resources Holdings Limited ("NAR" or the "Company")(HKSE: 0061) today announced that its alluvial gold mine located at Khar Yamaat, Mongolia has successfully started trial production.