Meaning of LOAM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlōm, chiefly Northern & Midland ]

ˈlüm, NewEng also ˈlu̇m noun

Etymology: Middle English lom, from Old English lām clay, mud; akin to Old English līm lime

Date: 12th century


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 ˈlō-mē, ˈlü-, ˈlu̇- adjective

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