Variant of gravel
- a loose mixture of pebbles and rock fragments coarser than sand, often mixed with clay, etc.
- Med. a deposit of small concretions that form in the kidneys or gallbladder and that may be retained, passed on to the urinary bladder, or passed from the body
Origin: Middle English from Old French gravelle, diminutive of grave, coarse sand, seashore from or akin to Gaulish an unverified form grava, stone from Indo-European base an unverified form ghreu-, to rub hard, pulverize from source grit
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