loam

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

Definition of loam

  1. 1a :  a mixture (as for plastering) composed chiefly of moistened clayb :  a coarse molding sand used in founding (see 5found)

  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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

loam

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

Definition of loam for English Language Learners

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


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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