Alluvion

Definition of Alluvion

Al`lu´vi`on
n.1.Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.
2.An overflowing; an inundation; a flood.
3.Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium.
The golden alluvions are there [in California and Australia] spread over a far wider space: they are found not only on the banks of rivers, and in their beds, but are scattered over the surface of vast plains.
- R. Cobden.
4.(Law) An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.

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