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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
loam
 
PRONUNCIATION:  lm
NOUN:1. Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter. 2. A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
TRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: loamed, loam·ing, loams
To fill, cover, or coat with loam.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lm. See lei- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS:loamyADJECTIVE
 
 
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