gley

[gley]
Compare gleization.

Origin of gley

1925–30; < Ukrainian gleĭ clayey earth; cognate with Byelorussian, Russian dialect gleĭ, Serbo-Croatian glêj; akin to clay1
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gley

glei

noun
  1. a bluish-grey compact sticky soil occurring in certain humid regions

Word Origin for gley

C20: from Russian glei clay
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