Meaning of LOAM in English



Pronunciation: ' l ō m, chiefly Northern & Midland ' lüm, NewEng also ' lu ̇ m

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English lom, from Old English l ā m clay, mud; akin to Old English l ī m lime

Date: 12th century

1 a : a mixture (as for plastering) composed chiefly of moistened clay b : a coarse molding sand used in founding

2 : SOIL specifically : a soil consisting of a friable mixture of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand

– loamy \ ' l ō -m ē , ' lü-, ' lu ̇ - \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.