Definition of scree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skriː//
; NAmE NAmE//skriː//
[uncountable, countable] Mountains and valleys
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an area of small loose stones, especially on a mountain, which may slide when you walk on them See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Originearly 18th cent.: probably a back-formation from the plural screes, from Old Norse skritha ‘landslip’; related to skrítha ‘glide’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scree