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red clay

noun, Geology
1.
a brown to red, widely distributed deep-sea deposit consisting chiefly of microscopic particles and tinted red by iron oxides and manganese.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
Related forms
red-clay, adjective
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