relating to, characterized by, or being soil that is rich and crumbly because it contains roughly equal parts of sand and silt and a smaller proportion of clay: Most roses thrive in loamy, well-drained soil and prefer consistent watering.This all-terrain road bike bounds over loamy forest trails as easily as it rolls over smooth tarmac.
similar to or evoking rich soil in scent, consistency, etc.: The Margaux wine reveals some dusty, loamy, earthy notes intermixed with licorice and herbs.
relating to or being a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in plastering walls, stopping holes, making molds for founding, etc.: The pleasant natural color of loamy plaster gives a warm feeling to this traditionally built home.
- loam·i·ness, noun
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How to use loamy in a sentence
Everywhere we turn, there are loamy loins and torrents of testosterone.
That night another loamy nook was found, clothed with a little thin grass, but waterless.Overland | John William De Forest
There is no stone in the district, nothing but rich loamy clay, alias mud.The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade | Edward Lord Gleichen
The top-spit earth from an upland pasture, loamy, friable, and well reduced; 3.The different modes of cultivating the pine-apple | John Claudius Loudon
The soil was rich and loamy, and the road we travelled was moist, and in some places very heavy for our waggon.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
The loamy soils are especially adapted to corn, stock raising, and dairying, and they are largely used for these purposes.