red clay

  1. a brown to red, widely distributed deep-sea deposit consisting chiefly of microscopic particles and tinted red by iron oxides and manganese.

Origin of red clay

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Other words from red clay

  • red-clay, adjective

Words Nearby red clay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use red clay in a sentence

  • "Let us try going forward," he said; and they struggled in the red clay along the groove a man's nailed boots had made.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • Quinton Edge himself was sitting at the corner of the fireplace smoking a red-clay pipe with a reed stem.

    The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
  • When he came to the edge of the wet, red clay, however, he straightened himself and looked about him.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • This in former days was procured from a deep red clay known as ela-wt, or reddish brown clay.