loam

  • 1 Loam — is soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration (about 40 40 20% concentration respectively), considered ideal for gardening and agricultural uses. Loam soils generally contain more nutrients and humus than sandy soils,… …

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  • 2 Loam — (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam; we labor in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Loam — arenoso. El loam es una roca sedimentaria detrítica incoherente, de granos sueltos, con proporción equilibrada de partículas de arena, limo y arcilla. Por su textura, los suelos de loam son bastante impermeables y retienen fácilmente el agua, con …

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  • 4 loam|y — «LOH mee», adjective, loam|i|er, loam|i|est. of or like loam. –loam´i|ness, noun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 Loam — Loam, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loaming}.] To cover, smear, or fill with loam. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 loam — loam; loam·i·ness; loam·less; …

    English syllables

  • 7 loam — (n.) O.E. lam clay, mud, mire, earth, from P.Gmc. *laimaz (Cf. O.S. lemo, Du. leem, Ger. Lehm loam ), from PIE root * (s)lei slimy (see SLIME (Cf. slime) (n.)). As a type of highly fertile clayey soil, it is attested from 1660s. As a verb from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 loam — [lōm] n. [ME lome < OE lam: see LIME1] 1. a rich soil composed of clay, sand, and some organic matter 2. a mixture of moistened clay, sand, and some organic matter, as straw, used in plastering, making foundry molds, etc. 3. popularly any rich …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Loam — Loam. См. Формовочная глина. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 10 Loam — (engl., spr. lōm, »Lehm«), s. Erden, S. 2 …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 loam — [ləum US loum] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: lam] good quality soil consisting of sand, clay, and decayed plants >loamy adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 loam — [ loum ] noun uncount a type of soil that is especially good for plants to grow in …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 loam — ► NOUN 1) a fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus. 2) a paste of clay and water with sand and chopped straw, used in making bricks and plastering walls. DERIVATIVES loaminess noun loamy adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «clay»: related to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Loam — Un champ de loam. Le loam est une classe texturale composée de moins de 52 % de sable, 28 à 50 % de limon et de 7 à 27 % d argile [1]. Selon les proportions, on parlera de loam sablonneux, limoneux ou argileux. Le loam est idéal… …

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  • 15 loam — loaminess, n. loamless, adj. loamy, adj. /lohm/, n. 1. a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay. 2. a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for… …

    Universalium

  • 16 loam — n clay, sand, clay loam, sandy loam, silt loam; mud, silt, earth, ground, soil, fertile or rich soil …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 loam — [[t]loʊm[/t]] n. 1) agr. gel a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay 2) bui mel a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for founding and in… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 loam — /loʊm / (say lohm) noun 1. a loose soil composed of clay and sand, especially a kind containing organic matter and of great fertility. 2. a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making moulds for founding, and in plastering walls, stopping… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 loam — (lôm ) s. m. Terme d agriculture. Terre arable contenant en bonnes proportions les principaux éléments des sols fertiles. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl. loam, terre argileuse ; comparez l allem. Lehm, le lat. limus, et voy. limon …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 loam — noun Loam is used before these nouns: ↑soil …

    Collocations dictionary


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