clay loam

clay loam
   A soil containing 27–40% clay, 20–45% sand, and the remainder silt.

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  • clay loam — noun Date: circa 1889 a loam containing from 20 to 30 percent clay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clay loam — noun : a loam consisting of from 20 to 30 percent clay, from 20 to 50 percent silt, and from 20 to 50 percent sand …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loam — is soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration (about 40 40 20% concentration respectively), considered ideal for gardening and agricultural uses. Loam soils generally contain more nutrients and humus than sandy soils,… …   Wikipedia

  • loam — n clay, sand, clay loam, sandy loam, silt loam; mud, silt, earth, ground, soil, fertile or rich soil …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Loam — (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam; we labor in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loam mold — Loam Loam (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loam molding — Loam Loam (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loam plate — Loam Loam (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loam work — Loam Loam (l[=o]m), n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th {Lime}.] 1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loam´less — loam «lohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a soil that is between sandy soil and clay soil in texture; rich, fertile earth in which decaying leaves and other organic matter are mixed with clay and sand and is therefore easy to wk. b) Figurative: »College …   Useful english dictionary

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