adjective, clayier, clayiest.
covered or smeared with clay.
like or resembling clay.
full of or abounding in clay.
Also, clayish.

before 1050; Middle English cleii, Old English clǣig; see clay1, -ey1 Unabridged
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clay (kleɪ)
1.  a very fine-grained material that consists of hydrated aluminium silicate, quartz, and organic fragments and occurs as sedimentary rocks, soils, and other deposits. It becomes plastic when moist but hardens on heating and is used in the manufacture of bricks, cement, ceramics, etcRelated: figuline
2.  earth or mud in general
3.  poetic the material of the human body
4.  (tr) to cover or mix with clay
Related: figuline
[Old English clǣg; related to Old High German klīa, Norwegian kli, Latin glūs glue, Greek gloios sticky oil]

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Recognize that water flows through sandy soils faster than it does through clayey soils.
These soils formed in sandy outwash overlying clayey lacustrine deposits.
These soils formed in clayey material weathered from igneous bedrock.
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