Origin of eluviumModern Latin from Classical Latin eluere (see elutriate), after Classical Latin alluvium: see alluvium
nounpl. e·lu·vi·ums, or e·lu·vi·a
Origin of eluviumNew Latin ēluvium from Latin ēluere to wash out ; see elute .
(plural eluviums or eluvia)
- Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the action of the wind.