A sticky waterlogged soil lacking in oxygen, typically grey to blue in colour: an overlying bed of cemented gley [count noun]: the soils are predominantly peaty gleys
More example sentences
- The mottling does not have the classic red and grey colours of gley soils, typically formed in waterlogged soils.
- Seasonal water-table variation is invoked to account for the formation of characteristic gley soils.
- There is no record of more humid climate indicators (e.g. coals, gley sols, etc.).
1920s: from Ukrainian, 'sticky blue clay'; related to clay.
Definition of gley in:
- The US English dictionary