Meaning of LOAM in English


I. ˈlōm, ˈlüm noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English lom, lam, from Old English lām; akin to Old Saxon lēmo clay, mud, Old High German leimo clay, mud, Old English līm lime — more at lime


a. obsolete : clayey earth : clay

b. : a mixture composed chiefly of moistened clay (as for plastering, making bricks)

c. : a coarse strongly bonded molding sand used in founding

2. : soil , topsoil ; specifically : a usually fertile and humus-rich soil consisting of a friable mixture containing from 7 to 27 percent clay, 28 to 50 percent silt, and less than 52 percent sand

3. : broccoli brown

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to cover, smear, or fill with loam

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