[ loh-mee ]
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adjective,loam·i·er, loam·i·est.
  1. 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.

  2. similar to or evoking rich soil in scent, consistency, etc.: The Margaux wine reveals some dusty, loamy, earthy notes intermixed with licorice and herbs.

  1. 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.

Origin of loamy

First recorded in 1595–1605; loam + -y1

Other words from loamy

  • loam·i·ness, noun

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