claypan

[kley-pan]
noun
1.
hardpan ( def 1 ).
2.
Australian. a shallow, normally dry depression in the ground that holds water after a heavy rain.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; clay1 + pan1

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claypan (ˈkleɪˌpæn)
 
n
a layer of stiff impervious clay situated just below the surface of the ground, which holds water after heavy rain

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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.
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