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claypan

[kley-pan] /ˈkleɪˌpæn/
noun
1.
hardpan (def 1).
2.
Australian. a shallow, normally dry depression in the ground that holds water after a heavy rain.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; clay1 + pan1
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Examples for claypan
  • Soils formed in residuum from shale are deep claypan soils.
  • One site collected inoculum from pools on a volcanic substrate and installed the rocky-strewn soils on claypan.
British Dictionary definitions for claypan

claypan

/ˈkleɪˌpæn/
noun
1.
a layer of stiff impervious clay situated just below the surface of the ground, which holds water after heavy rain
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