clay loam

noun

Definition of clay loam

: a loam containing from 20 to 30 percent clay

Examples of clay loam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parts of Evanston have sandy soils that drain well and dry out quickly, while others have the heavy, clay loam soils typical in the Chicago region. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Sunny or shady? Sandy or clay soil? Know specifics of your garden before picking plants.," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of clay loam

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Clay loam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clay%20loam. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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