Origin of loessGerman löss, arbitrary use of dialect, dialectal lösch, loose from base of lösen, to loosen: for Indo-European base see lose
The definition of loess is a very rich loam of silt or clay that is deposited by the wind.
A example of loess is the clay and loam rich soil of Russia.
a fine-grained, yellowish-brown, extremely fertile loam deposited mainly by the wind and found widely in North America, Asia, and Europe
A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.
Origin of loessGerman Löss from German dialectal Lösch from lösch loose ; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
- The loess was created by the drifting of fine sand and dust.
- The loess covers both the watersheds and the valleys.
- The soil of Russia depends chiefly on the distribution of the boulder-clay and loess.
- The loess soil, chiefly a mixture of porous clay and carbonate of lime, forms the bluffs that border the bottom lands of the Missouri.
- This wide-spreading loess area was formed partly of wind-blown sand and partly of detritus from the mountains.