loess loess  /ˈloʊ əs/


  • (n) a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind


  1. Yenan's loess cave dwellings were rapidly emptying.
  2. The typical village home is an arched loess cave, whitewashed and faced with wood.
  3. The lake-bed had been covered with loess, seolian deposits of dust from the Gobi Desert.


  • Council Bluffs man's book a tale of fatherhood, nature, humor

    Ben, Spencer and Alden Price ran around the grassy lawn surrounding Garden Grove Eatery, chasing each other, investigating the trees and flowers, racing around with the beauty of the Loess Hills as a backdrop. Ben and Spencer stopped occasionally to listen to their father.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Shenandoah Valley News

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