Something that’s loamy is full of rich soil. There are some plants that thrive only in loamy spots.

Loamy soil is composed of loam, a very rich mixture of clay, sand, and silt. If a patch of earth is loamy, it’s full of nutrients and well drained — perfect for growing most plants and trees. The Old English root of loam is lam, “mud” or “muddy earth,” which stems from a root that translates to “slimy.”

Definitions of loamy
  1. adjective

    consisting of or having the character of loam

    loamy soil”
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    having no loam

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