Synonyms for Detritus:
n.remains, e-waste, ruin, litter, landfill. •debris (noun)
dust, junk, rubble, debris.
scum, dross, afterglow, debris, remnant, chaff, vestige, afterimage, Filings, residue, remainder, leftovers, slag, precipitate, grounds, dregs, sawdust, artifact, sediment.
garbage, effluent, slop, refuse, Dejecta, despoilment, leakage, offal, decay, waste, junk, rubbish.
Usage examples for detritus
These, so conspicuous in the lofty Himalayan valleys, are not less so in those of the Swiss Alps: witness that broad valley in which Grindelwald village is situated, and which is covered to an immense depth with angular detritus moulded into hills and valleys; also the whole broad open Upper Rhone valley, above the village of Munster, and below that of Obergestelen. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker