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loam

 (lōm)
n.
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"
Translations

loamy

[ˈləʊmɪ] ADJmargoso

loamy

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.
It shall consist of natural, friable, loamy soil without admixtures of subsoil or other foreign materials and shall be reasonably free from stumps,roots, hard lumps, stiff clay, stones, noxious weeds, brush, or other litter.
Well fertile loamy soils having better drainage were best for the cultivation of these vegetables, he added.
Mississippi was built on agriculture, from its rich, fertile Delta soil to the loose, loamy dirt in southern counties.
Second, the soil, Thorndike stony loam--read loamy stone, there is some soil between the rocks--was at one time landscaped with gravel around a farmhand's mobile home.
HOSTAS are one of my favourite plants to use in design, they originate from Northeast Asia, Japan, China and Korea and they prefer shade and good loamy soil.
The general soil texture is loamy (particle proportions are approximately 50% sand, 35% silt and 15% clay).
The warm, maritime-influenced climate and red-brown loamy soils produce grapes with rich dark fruit character and supple tannins.
The lower couple of feet consist of rubble and the top three feet are filled with loamy soil and gravel.
Australia's truffle cultivation efforts concentrate especially in the Southwestern region--and it's still somewhat of a mystery why the red loamy soil there nurtures so well.
cabbage heads in the loamy soil, apple trees lined up