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EARTH'Y, adjective Consisting of earth; as earthy matter.

1. Resembling earth; as an earthy taste or smell.

2. Partaking of earth; terrene.

3. Inhabiting the earth; terrestrial; as earthy spirits.

4. Relating to earth; as an earthy sign.

5. Gross; not refined; as an earthy conceit.

6. earthy fracture, in mineralogy, is when the fracture of a mineral is rough, with minute elevations and depressions.