Colluvium

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colluvium

[kə′lü·vē·əm]
(geology)
Loose, incoherent deposits at the foot of a slope or cliff, brought there principally by gravity.

Colluvium

 

fragmental material accumulating on mountain slopes or at the foot of slopes owing to displacement from higher areas by gravity (talus, creep, and slides) or the movement of thawing, water-saturated products of weathering in areas of permafrost.

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The sequence began, apparently, with the scraping open of a terrace and subsequent colluviation and trampling by animals.
1994 Geological, Historical, and Present-Day Erosion and Colluviation in Lesotho.