Definition of Claypan

1. Noun. (geology) A compact stratum of partially permeable material rich in clay ¹



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Definition of Claypan

1. a shallow natural depression [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claypan

clayiness
claying
clayish
clayishness
claykicker
clayless
claylike
claym
claymated
claymating
claymation
claymations
claymore
claymore mine
claymores
claypan (current term)
claypans
clays
claystone
claystones
claytonia
claytonias
claytronic
claytronics
clayware
claywares
cleading
cleadings
clean-cut

Literary usage of Claypan

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1. Computers and Information Technologies in Agricultural Production and edited by Karl R. Schneider (1997)
"C54-1995 On-the-go changes in fertilizer rates to agree with claypan productivity. Kitchen, NR; Kanwar, RS Clean water, clean environment, 21st century team ..."

2. Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Sir Baldwin Spencer, William Austin Horn (1896)
"The claypan has now become established and will retain water for a longer or shorter period, and as there is now very little percolation through the bottom ..."

3. Alternative Farming Systems by K. Schnieder (1994)
"... losses of agricultural fertilizers from claypan soils under ridge tillage management Neibling, WH; Thompson, AL; Pfost, DL; Alberts, EE Columbia, Mo. ..."

4. The Soils and Agriculture of the Southern States by Hugh Hammond Bennett (1921)
"usually represent poorly drained soils, often having an impervious subsoil, hardpan, or claypan, and which are imperfectly oxidized and strongly inclined to ..."

5. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1907)
"... black clay; and an alternation of sand hill and claypan.s l"' ow' The first arises from the decay of sandstone charged with iron, and mixed with shale: ..."

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