gumbotil

[guhm-buh-til]

noun Geology.

a sticky clay formed by the thorough weathering of glacial drift, the thickness of the clay furnishing means for comparing relative lengths of interglacial ages.

Origin of gumbotil

1915–20; gumbo + til, variant of till4
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British Dictionary definitions for gumbotil

gumbotil

noun

a sticky clay formed by the weathering of glacial drift

Word Origin for gumbotil

C20: from gumbo + til (l) 4
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