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loam

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noun \ˈlōm, chiefly Northern & Midland ˈlüm, New England also ˈlu̇m\

Simple Definition of loam

  • : a type of soil that is good for growing plants

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loam

  1. 1 a :  a mixture (as for plastering) composed chiefly of moistened clay b :  a coarse molding sand used in founding

  2. 2 :  soil; specifically :  a soil consisting of a friable mixture of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand

loamy play \ˈlō-mē, ˈlü-, ˈlu̇-\ adjective

Origin of loam

Middle English lom, from Old English lām clay, mud; akin to Old English līm lime


First Known Use: 12th century

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LOAM Defined for Kids

loam

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noun \ˈlōm\

Definition of loam for Students

  1. :  a soil having the appropriate amount of silt, clay, and sand for good plant growth




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