Colluvium



[kuh-loo-vee-uh m] /kəˈlu vi əm/

noun, plural colluvia
[kuh-loo-vee-uh] /kəˈlu vi ə/ (Show IPA), colluviums. Geology.
1.
loose earth material that has accumulated at the base of a hill, through the action of gravity, as piles of talus, avalanche debris, and sheets of detritus moved by soil creep or frost action.
/kəˈluːvɪəm/
noun (pl) -via (-vɪə), -viums
1.
a mixture of rock fragments from the bases of cliffs
colluvium
(kə-l’vē-əm)
Plural colluviums or colluvia
A loose deposit of rock debris accumulated through the action of rainwash or gravity at the base of a gently sloping cliff or slope.

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