Loam meaning

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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.

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Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
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To fill, cover, or coat with loam.
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A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
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A rich soil composed of clay, sand, and some organic matter.
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A mixture of moistened clay, sand, and some organic matter, as straw, used in plastering, making foundry molds, etc.
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(popularly) Any rich, dark soil.
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Soil composed of approximately equal quantities of sand, silt, and clay, often with variable amounts of decayed plant matter.
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A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
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To fill or cover with loam.
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(metalworking) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making moulds for large castings, often without a pattern.
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To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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.

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Origin of loam

  • Middle English lam, lom clay from Old English lām lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English lām.

    From Wiktionary