Dictionary Results for alluvion

1. alluvion - noun

· gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment

Hypernym(s): geological_process, geologic_process

2. alluvion - noun

· the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

Synonym(s): flood, inundation, deluge

Hypernym(s): geological_phenomenon

3. alluvion - noun

· clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down

Synonym(s): alluvial_sediment, alluvial_deposit, alluvium

Hypernym(s): sediment, deposit

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