- 1A fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus.More example sentences
- A soil mixture composed of about 2 parts fertile loam, 1 part leaf mold or peat, and 1 part sand or perlite is recommended for growing African violets.
- This tough plant will grow in exposed or sheltered aspects and in acid, alkaline or neutral soil of chalk, clay, sand or loam as long as it doesn't get waterlogged.
- Lodes of ore and inches of fertile loam have little bearing on a nation's prosperity and influence anymore.
- 1.1 Geology A soil with roughly equal proportions of sand, silt, and clay.More example sentences
- The soil at the experimental site is a Butler silt loam (fine, montmorillonitic, mesic Abruptic Agriaquoll).
- Liddell silt loam is classified as a coarse-silty, siliceous, subactive, acid, thermic typic endoaquept.
- The Wellston series typically occurs on steep slopes with a shallow, acidic A horizon, while the Grantsburg silt loam typically occurs in long, narrow areas bordering or on ridgetops.
- 1.2A paste of clay and water with sand, chopped straw, etc., used in making bricks and plastering walls.More example sentences
- Similarly, the 1904 workmen set molds of brick and loam around plaster casts.
- The walls of loam and natural stones are in the Tibetan building tradition, while the woodwork of the columns, facades and walls is Kashmiri.
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- The addition of a high quality, loamy topsoil will improve the ability of many soils to support vigorous tree growth.
- The fertile soil is fine-textured, alluvial, loamy and free from boulders.
- Parts of the range are covered with glacial till and stratified drift deposits as well as wind-deposited fine, loamy sand.
Old English lām 'clay', of West Germanic origin: related to Dutch leem and German Lehm, also to lime1.
More definitions of loamDefinition of loam in:
- The US English dictionary