Cloam meaning

(Now chiefly dialectal) Earthenware.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Of earthenware.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To gutter (as a candle).
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Origin of cloam

  • From Middle English *clom, from Old English clām (“paste, mortar, mud, clay, poultice”), from Proto-Germanic *klaimaz (“clay”), from Proto-Indo-European *gleim- (“to stick, smear”). Related to cleam, claim, clem.

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