gyttja

noun

gyt·​tja
ˈyi(ˌ)chä
plural -s
: a lacustrine mud containing abundant organic material

Word History

Etymology

Swedish, from gjuta to pour, from Old Swedish giūta; akin to Old Norse gjōta to bear young, drop one's young (pour)

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“Gyttja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyttja. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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