verb (used with object)
Origin of loam
Examples from the Web for loamy
Everywhere we turn, there are loamy loins and torrents of testosterone.
The hens lay their eggs in a shallow hollow in loamy or sandy soil, and it is the male bird which sits on the eggs.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
They are all of easy culture in any loamy soil inclining to moisture.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
For all general purposes, a soil which is loamy in texture is desirable.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
The soil is stony and loamy, and at the higher levels there are numerous peat-bogs.
They grow best in a loamy soil, enriched with well-rotted manure, which should be dug in below the tubers.
British Dictionary definitions for loamy
Word Origin for loam
Word Origin and History for loamy
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.