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scree

 (skrē)
n.
1. Loose rock debris covering a slope.
2. A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.

[Probably ultimately from Old Norse skridha, landslide, from skrīdha, to slide.]

scree

(skriː)
n
(Geological Science) an accumulation of weathered rock fragments at the foot of a cliff or hillside, often forming a sloping heap. Also called: talus
[Old English scrīthan to slip; related to Old Norse skrītha to slide, German schreiten to walk]

scree

(skri)

n.
a steep mass of loose rock on the slope of a mountain; talus.
[1775–85; < Old Norse skritha landslide]

scree

- A mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on a mountain.
See also related terms for slope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scree - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliffscree - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
Translations

scree

[ˈskriː] Npedregal m (en una ladera)

scree

[ˈskriː] néboulis m

scree

nGeröll nt; scree slopeGeröllhalde f, → Geröllfeld nt

scree

[skriː] nghiaione m
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e RAF's Sea King helicopter and members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called to an area of scree just below the summit of the mountain at 2.
Emergency crews were called to the an area of scree on the mountain just below the summit on Wednesday, about 2.
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He told Norton that he was scanning the face from base camp through a high-powered telescope, when he saw something queer in a gully below the scree shelf.
Continue west along the ridge before dropping down a steep and loose scree run.
SAXIFRAGA - these pint-sized flowering perennials look great in rock gardens and scree beds or, in the case of several varieties, planted en masse in the front of borders to add colour in late spring and early summer, acting as valuable ground cover.
Believing that her father has disappeared into the terra nullius known as Scree, Lena travels by train to Knob Knoster, the last town before the border.