- The definition of loam is rich soil with clay, organic matter and sand.
An example of loam is a rich dark soil used for planting.
- Loam is defined as to add rich soil to dirt.
An example of loam is to add rich soil over existing dirt to prepare a yard for planting a lawn.
A handful of loam.
loam definition by Webster's New World
- a rich soil composed of clay, sand, and some organic matter
- a mixture of moistened clay, sand, and some organic matter, as straw, used in plastering, making foundry molds, etc.
- popularly any rich, dark soil
Origin: Middle English lome ; from Old English lam: see lime
loam definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
- A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
Origin: Middle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lām; see lei- in Indo-European roots.
- loamˈy adjective
loam - Science Definition