Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gley

play
noun, often attributive \ˈglā\

Definition of gley

  1. :  a sticky clay soil or soil layer formed under the surface of some waterlogged soils

gleyed

adjective


Origin and Etymology of gley

Ukrainian gleĭ clayey earth; akin to Old English clǣg clay — more at clay


First Known Use: 1927


Learn More about gley


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gley? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).