Etymology
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clayey (adj.)

"of the nature of clay," Old English clæig, from contracted compound of clæg (see clay) + -ig (see -y (2)).

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Definitions of clayey

clayey (adj.)
(used of soil) compact and fine-grained;
the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated
Synonyms: cloggy / heavy
clayey (adj.)
resembling or containing clay;
Synonyms: argillaceous
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