noun \ˈles, ˈləs, ˈlō-əs, ˈlərs\

Definition of LOESS

:  an unstratified usually buff to yellowish brown loamy deposit found in North America, Europe, and Asia and believed to be chiefly deposited by the wind
loess·ial \ˈle-sē-əl, ˈlə-, lō-ˈe-, ˈlər-\ adjective

Origin of LOESS

German Löss
First Known Use: 1833

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with LOESS


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