Origin: AmSp (for Sp placel) < Catalan, lit., sandbank < plassa, a place < L platea: see place
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- A glacial or alluvial deposit of sand or gravel containing eroded particles of valuable minerals.
- A place where a placer deposit is washed to extract its mineral content.
Origin: Spanish, shoal, placer, from Catalan placer, shoal, from plassa, place, from Medieval Latin placea; see place.
placer - Science Definition
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