gley definition by Webster's New World
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a sticky, compact, clayey soil that sometimes develops in highly humid regions
Origin: earlier glei ; from Ukrainian (cf. Russian glina, clay) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form glei-, to stick together from source clay
gley definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A sticky, bluish-gray subsurface layer of clay found in some waterlogged soils.
Origin: Russian dialectal gleĭ, clay.