cloam

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

cloam (plural cloams)

  1. (obsolete) Clay.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) Earthenware.

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Adjective[edit]

cloam (comparative more cloam, superlative most cloam)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Of earthenware.

Verb[edit]

cloam (third-person singular simple present cloams, present participle cloaming, simple past and past participle cloamed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To make cloam.
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To gutter (as a candle).

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