Meaning of “clay” in the English Dictionary

"clay" in British English

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claynoun [ U ]

uk /kleɪ/ us /kleɪ/
clayey
adjective uk /ˈkleɪ.i/ us /ˈkleɪ.i/

containing a lot of clay:

clayey soil

(Definition of “clay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clay" in American English

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claynoun [ U ]

us /kleɪ/

thick, heavy earth that is soft when wet, and hard when dry or baked:

Clay is used for making bricks and pots.

(Definition of “clay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)