verb (used with object)
Origin of loam
Related Words for loamyproductive, lush, fruitful, rich, abundant, arable, earthen, terrestrial, bearing, black, bountiful, breeding, fecund, flowering, gravid, luxuriant, plenteous, plentiful, pregnant, producing
Examples from the Web for loamy
Contemporary Examples of loamy
Everywhere we turn, there are loamy loins and torrents of testosterone.Accidental Billionaires
Samuel P. Jacobs
July 16, 2009
Historical Examples of loamy
Clay ground is better for them than sand, and loamy soil the best of all.The Mayflower, January, 1905
It is greater in loamy and clayey soils; but is still small.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel
Samuel William Johnson
The soil should be of a slightly sandy or loamy nature, and not wet.
Loamy soil, inclined to moisture, is best adapted to their growth.
They are all of easy culture in any loamy soil inclining to moisture.
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.