Gley meaning

glā
A sticky, bluish-gray subsurface layer of clay found in some waterlogged soils.
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A sticky, compact, clayey soil that sometimes develops in highly humid regions.
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(soil science) A type of hydric soil, sticky, greenish-blue-grey in colour and low in oxygen.
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(soil science) To be converted into this kind of soil.
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(Scotland) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.

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Origin of gley

  • Russian dialectal gleĭ clay

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1920s, from Ukrainian глей (hlej, “clayey soil”), from Proto-Slavic *glĭjĭ, from *gli-jo-. Cognate of clay.

    From Wiktionary