clay

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clay /ˈkleɪ/ noun
plural clays
clay
/ˈkleɪ/
noun
plural clays
Learner's definition of CLAY
[count, noncount]
: a heavy, sticky material from the earth that is made into different shapes and that becomes hard when it is baked or dried
◊ Clay is used to make pots, bricks, tiles, etc.
often used before another noun

feet of clay

see 1foot

— claylike

adjective [more claylike; most claylike]