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Related to loamy: Loamy Sand, Loam soil


1. Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
2. A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
tr.v. loamed, loam·ing, loams
To fill, cover, or coat with loam.

[Middle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lām; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

loam′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loamy - consisting of or having the character of loam; "richy loamy soil"
loamless - having no loam; "a stony loamless yard"


[ˈləʊmɪ] ADJmargoso


adj (+er)lehmig; loamy soilLehmboden m
References in classic literature ?
for a refreshing glimpse of one blade of grass--for a snuff at the fragrance of a handful of the loamy earth
In time she reached the edge of the vast escarpment below which stretched the loamy Vale of Blackmoor, now lying misty and still in the dawn.
What used to be thick forest floor cover built up over several decades became rich, dark, loamy soil.
Well fertile loamy soils having better drainage are the best for the cultivation of off-season vegetables, he added.
After the planned soil erosion, Mostly loamy and very silty soil layers stand on the subgrade.
Separate the seeds out and fill a tray with loamy, crumbly, welldraining compost.
In the mouth the bright lemon citrus notes calm to reveal refreshing orchard fruit across the mid palate as the loamy mineral notes sit alongside.
Active sites had higher percent sand and lower percent clay than inactive sites, and soil texture at active sites was loamy sand and at inactive sites was sandy loam.
The pig slurry was applied to loamy sand (9% clay) and sandy loam (18% clay) soils, whereas the cattle slurry was applied to loamy sand.
The soil was sandy and loamy, having 65% of soils are sand and 35% soil are sandy loam in texture.
This difference is more noted for treatment with sandy soil S2 (Maiz Bachir), this is explained by a low content in humified organic matter in soils converts into humus thanks to living microorganisms called humificaters and by absence of loamy colloids.
They are best grown in raised beds or large containers with plenty of rich, loamy soil.