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

play \ˈglād\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gley

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


First Known Use: 1927


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