verb (used with object)
Origin of loam
Related Words for loamestate, soil, terrain, home, earth, continent, ground, plot, district, area, field, homeland, territory, beach, province, parcel, countryside, acreage, tract, nation
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Historical Examples of loam
The loam should be slightly moist, and free from organic matter.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
A stiff, half-clay soil with some loam is best suited to this crop.
Loam: an earthy mixture of clay and sand with organic matter.
Test with clay, gravel, and loam, also with mixtures of these and leaf-mould.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study
Ontario Ministry of Education
Every plant had all the loam, light, water, air and nourishment it could use.2 B R 0 2 B
Word Origin for loam
Old English lam "clay, mud, mire, earth," from Proto-Germanic *laimaz (cf. Old Saxon lemo, Dutch leem, German Lehm "loam"), from PIE root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)). As a type of highly fertile clayey soil, it is attested from 1660s. As a verb from c.1600.