Definitions for LOAMloʊm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay.
Category: Agriculture, Geology
a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for founding and in plastering walls, stopping holes, etc.
Category: Building Trades, Metallurgy
earth or soil.
Obs. clay or clayey earth.
(v.t.)to cover or stop with loam.
Origin of loam:
bef. 900; lome, earlier lam(e), OE lām, c. MD leem
a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
Origin: From lam.
a kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due
a mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings, often without a pattern
to cover, smear, or fill with loam