loess

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See also: löss and lœss

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Löss (yellowish-gray soil), from Alemannic German lösch (loose). Cognate with German los and English lease.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ləːs/, /ˈləʊɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈloʊ.əs/, /lɛs/, /ləs/
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Noun[edit]

loess (plural loesses)

  1. (geology) Any sediment, dominated by silt, of eolian (wind-blown) origin.

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References[edit]

  • loess” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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Noun[edit]

loess m (uncountable)

  1. (geology) loess (accumulation of wind-blown sediment)