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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: grave 'stony ground'

gravel

noun
     
grav‧el [uncountable]
DTTR small stones, used to make a surface for paths, roads etc:
a gravel path
gravel pit (=a place where gravel is dug out of the ground)
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