claypan

noun

clay·​pan ˈklā-ˌpan How to pronounce claypan (audio)
1
: hardpan consisting mainly of clay
2
Australia : a shallow depression in which water collects after rain

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of claypan was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Claypan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claypan. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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