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.
tr.v. loamed, loam·ing, loams
To fill, cover, or coat with loam.
[Middle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lām; see lei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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