(comparative loamier, superlative loamiest)
- Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam.
loam + -y
Variant of loam
- 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 of loamMiddle English lome ; from Old English lam: see lime
to fill or cover with loam