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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Negative impacts on the priority habitat Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines have occurred due to the establishment of plantations of acacia, an invasive alien species that has led to changes in the flora composition of this habitat.
Less space is required than for a rock garden, and screes are cheaper and easier to construct, their main requirement first-class drainage.
They had climbed Glyder Fach via the Bristly Screes but turned back due to the weather and were unable to retreat by the same route.
The list of customer-facing screens is long and includes digital signs, interactive kiosks, drive-up screens, ATM screes, remote teller screens and more.
The motion sensor will be available worldwide this summer on all Sony Bravia VE5 series LCD models with screes 40" in diameter or bigger.
Aims include creating habitats in speciesrich grassland to attract back birds such as skylarks, treating screes and quarry faces to encourage their use by peregrine falcons and work to halt the advance of grey squirrels to protect red squirrels.
We assessed the effects of environmental factors on spider communities in screes (sloping mass of coarse rock fragments) of the Czech Republic, based on catches from 325 pitfall traps, exposed for 177-670 days, from 1984-2000.
It can be used to give a natural look to pond features or a contemporary feel to a garden and is invaluable for Japanese-style designs and alpine screes.
The cushion-forming plants such as saxifrages, auriculas, alpine pinks, campanulas and gentians do well on screes.
Listings of some 1,900 flowering perennias, bulbs, trees, shrubs, and ferns are at its heart, but it also has chapters that cover planting sites, soils, paths, pools, pavements, and specific planting situations such as alpine lawns, screes, outcrops, tubs, walls, beds.
Anticipated conservation results cover: restoration of up to 750 ha of high-priority natural habitat; threats from invasive species to Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands and Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens habitats will be reduced; Pannonic woods with Quercus pubescens and Medio-European calcareous screes of hill and montane levels habitat will also be rehabilitated and protected from damage; the population size and seed production of priority species Serratula lycopifolia will increase in the project area; and the population growth of saker falcons (Falco cherrug) and bats will be stimulated.
Rock gardens and screes can be planted from now until mid-summer, but the sooner this is down, the better chance of survival.