|1.||rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand, clay, and decaying organic material|
|2.||a paste of clay and sand used for making moulds in a foundry, plastering walls, etc|
|3.||(tr) to cover, treat, or fill with loam|
|[Old English lām; related to Old Swedish lēmo clay, Old High German leimo]|
|loam (lōm) Pronunciation Key
Soil composed of approximately equal quantities of sand, silt, and clay, often with variable amounts of decayed plant matter.