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.

Nearby words

  1. gumbo,
  2. gumbo-limbo,
  3. gumboil,
  4. gumboot,
  5. gumboots,
  6. gumdrop,
  7. gumi,
  8. gumlands,
  9. gumma,
  10. gummata

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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