noun. a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff.
- geological formation
- natural elevation
- skriða (Old Norse)
Example sentences of the word scree
1. Verb, base form
They’ve also been found in habitats with sword ferns, moss and even scree.
Slopes made up of small rock fragments are called scree, while larger rocks on the slop are called talus.
3. Noun, singular or mass
The aprons of scree and talus at the bases of sheer cliffs are made up of fragments broken off rock faces – mechanical weathering – and arranged by gravity in a related process called mass wasting.