loam loam  /ˈloʊm/


  • (n) a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials


  1. The glacial loam it's so beautiful, but surreal.
  2. The actual running of the Kentucky Derby, over a mile-and-a-quarter of chocolate-colored loam at Churchill Downs, takes a few seconds more than two minutes.
  3. Farmer Gehring sniffed it with proprietorial fondness, watched an echelon of his big tractors cut across the black muck and sandy loam.


  1. Wine of the week: 2011 Fetzer "Shady Loam" gewurztraminer

    "Honeyed" is a pretty good one-word summary of the appeal, to those with a taste for sweet but structured wine, of the 2011 Fetzer "Shady Loam" gewurztraminer, a spice-edged white readily available on local supermarket shelves at about $10.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. MY RIDE, MY STORY: Long history of service for Hopkinton firetruck

    The owner:  Tom McIntyre, 58, Hopkinton Occupation: Owner - McIntyre Loam, Inc The truck: 1941 Ford Fire Truck
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Hopkinton Crier

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  1. "The natural resources in our area make it difficult for us to get the sandy loam we need to make a good racetrack," said Mandella, who has horses stabled at both Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. "Tracks little by little got worse and worse,...
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Richard Mandella Source: BloodHorse

  2. It is a larky riposte, droll, bathos not pathos, and fails to unearth what Simon Schama describes as the "loam of memory".
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Simon Schama Source: Independent

  3. Listen to the stamping drone bass in the finale of his last symphony and you'll hear the perfect musical portrait of what TS Eliot described as "earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth".
    on May 27, 2009 By: TS Eliot Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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