Loess meaning

lōəs, lĕs, lŭs
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.

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A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.
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A fine-grained, yellowish-brown, extremely fertile loam deposited mainly by the wind and found widely in North America, Asia, and Europe.
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(geology) Any sediment, dominated by silt, of eolian (wind-blown) origin.
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A very fine grained silt or clay, thought to have formed as the result of grinding by glaciers and to have been deposited by the wind. Most loess is believed to have originated during the Pleistocene Epoch from areas of land covered by glaciers and from desert surfaces.
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Origin of loess

  • German Löss from German dialectal Lösch from lösch loose leu- in Indo-European roots

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