The definition of clay is fine-grained soil or water-soaked earth.(noun)
An example of clay is a soft blob of water-soaked earth or fine grain soil that you use when wet and pliable to sculpt a vase, which is then fired under high heat and becomes hard.
See clay in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME clei < OE clæg < IE base *glei-, to stick together > clammy, Ger klei, mud, L glus, glue
See clay in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English clei
Origin: , from Old English clǽg.
, Henry Known as “the Great Compromiser.” 1777-1852.
, Lucius DuBignon 1897-1978.
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