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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.]
(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]
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.