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lo·ess

 (lō′əs, lĕs, lŭs)
n.
A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.

[German Löss, from German dialectal Lösch, from lösch, loose; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lo·es′si·al (lō-ĕs′ē-əl, lĕs′ē-əl, lŭs′-) adj.
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loess

(ˈləʊɪs; German lœs)
n
(Geological Science) a light-coloured fine-grained accumulation of clay and silt particles that have been deposited by the wind
[C19: from German Löss, from Swiss German dialect lösch loose]
loessial, loˈessal, loˈessic adj
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lo•ess

(ˈloʊ ɛs, lɛs, lʌs)

n.
a loamy, usu. yellowish and calcareous deposit formed by wind, common in the Mississippi Valley and in Europe and Asia.
[1825–35; < German Löss < Swiss German lösch loose, slack (sch taken as dial. equivalent of German s)]
lo•ess′i•al, adj.
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lo·ess

(lō′əs, lĕs, lŭs)
A very fine grained silt or clay, thought to be deposited as dust blown by the wind. Most loess is believed to have originated during the Pleistocene Epoch from areas of land covered by glaciers and from desert surfaces.
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loess

- Loam composed of matter transported by wind, from German losz, "loosen."
See also related terms for loosen.
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Noun1.loess - a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Translations

loess

[ˈləʊɪs] Nloess m
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loess

nLöss m, → Löß m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, K in this study was within the ranges for loessial soils on the Loess Plateau, ranging within 0.0096-0.0269 t [hm.sup.2] h [(MJ mm [hm.sup.2]).sup.-1], but a little higher than the observed value in the study region (0.0096) (Zhang et al.
Lai et al., "Investigating the long term settlement of a tunnel built over improved loessial foundation soil using jet grouting technique," Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol.
Lai et al., "Investigatingthe long-term settlement of a tunnel built over improved loessial foundation soil using jet grouting technique," Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol.
The mineralogy and potassium supplying power of some loessial and related soils of New Zealand.
Zhang, "Effects of overburden thickness and topography of loessial sites on earthquake ground motion," Northwestern Seismological Journal, vol.
Most researchers have attributed loessial fragipan cementation to excess Si, Al, and Fe hydroxide precipitates binding soil particles and sealing a significant part of the fragipan pore system [4, 21-25].
The main soil types, for example, loessial and aeolian sandy soils, are moderately to highly erodible, and only a small percentage, for example, bog soil and paddy soil, is suitable for cultivation.
Hardwood regeneration on the Loessial Hills after harvesting for uneven-aged management, in Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Darby, PA: Diane Publishing, pp.
Hart PBS, August JA, West AW (1989) Long-term consequences of topsoil mining on select biological and physical characteristics of two New Zealand loessial soils under grazed pasture.
Heineman, "Sediment movement from loessial watershed", en Present and Prospective Technology for Predicting Sediment Yields and Sources, Washington: U.