Meaning of LOAM in English


n. 1 a fertile soil of clay and sand containing decayed vegetable matter. 2 a paste of clay and water with sand, chopped straw, etc., used in making bricks, plastering, etc. loamy adj. loaminess n.

[ OE lam f. WG, rel. to LIME(1) ]

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