clayey

or clay·ish

[kley-ee]

Origin of clayey

before 1050; Middle English cleii, Old English clǣig; see clay1, -ey1
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Word Origin and History for clayey
adj.

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

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