clay soil


Real Estate

  • noun heavy wet soil that contains a high proportion of clay


  • soil with more than 35 per cent clay-size material. Clay soils are sticky when wet and can hold more water than most other types of soil. They lie wet in the winter, and are liable to become muddy under foot; they are slow to warm in springtime. In long periods of dry weather, clay soils become hard and wide cracks may form. They have poor workability.