D['e]`bris"\, n. [F., fr. pref. d['e]- (L. dis) + briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]

1. (Geol.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.

2. Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
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