gley

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English[edit]

Gley (soil)
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡleɪ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

1920s, from Ukrainian глей (hlej, clayey soil), from Proto-Slavic *glьjь, , from Proto-Indo-European *gl̥h₁y-ó-s, from Proto-Indo-European *gleh₁y-. Cognate of clay.

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Noun[edit]

gley (plural gleys)

  1. (soil science) A type of hydric soil, sticky, greenish-blue-grey in colour and low in oxygen.
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Verb[edit]

gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (soil science) To be converted into this kind of soil.

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Verb[edit]

gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (Scotland) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.
    • 1800, Banffshire:
      “Muckle lang gleyed Sanny Fite,” shouted the stranger
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gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleyin, simple past gleyed, past participle gleyed)

  1. to squint