red clay


nounGeology.
  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

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Other words from red clay

  • red-clay, adjective

Words Nearby red clay

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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.