or clay·ish


adjective, clay·i·er, clay·i·est.

covered or smeared with clay.
like or resembling clay.
full of or abounding in clay.

Origin of clayey

before 1050; Middle English cleii, Old English clǣig; see clay1, -ey1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for clayey

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper