clay loam

noun

: a loam containing from 20 to 30 percent clay

Examples of clay loam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, Bellpine soil in the area forms a shallow layer of silty clay loam over sandstone. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Dec. 2021 Just as the soil in Georgia was suited for sweet onions, the clay loam of the southeast suburbs turned out to be just right to grow onion sets — onion bulbs that gardeners plant to give them a head start in a short, northern growing season. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 21 Nov. 2021 Parts of Evanston have sandy soils that drain well and dry out quickly, while others have the heavy, clay loam soils more typically found in the Chicago region. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 24 Apr. 2021 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, 17 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clay loam was circa 1889

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“Clay loam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clay%20loam. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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