loess


loess
loess 1833 (in Lyell), "unstratified deposit of loam," coined 1823 by German mineralogist Karl Cäsar von Leonhard (1779-1862) from Ger. Löss "yellowish-gray soil," from Swiss Ger. lösch (adj.) "loose" (Cf. Ger. los; see LOOSE (Cf. loose)). Related: Loessial.

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  • loess — loess …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Loess — is a homogeneous, typically non stratified, porous, friable,slightly coherent, often calcareous, fine grained, silty, pale yellow or buff, windblown (aeolian) sediment. [Richthofen, F. von. 1882. On the mode of origin of the loess. The Geological …   Wikipedia

  • loess — LOESS, loessuri, s.n. Rocă sedimentară neconsolidată, de origine eoliană, de culoare galbenă cenuşie, cu aspect poros, formată mai ales din praf silicos şi argilos. [pr.: lös] – Din fr. loess. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Loess — Loess. El loess (del alemán de Suiza lösch, en alemán común: Löss) es un material geológico sedimentario eólico. Etimología Procede de la palabra alemana Löß palabra introducida en geología y edafología a fines del s.XIX por el geólo …   Wikipedia Español

  • loess — loess; loess·i·al; loess·land; loess·al; …   English syllables

  • Loess — (l[ e]e), n. [G. l[ o]ss.] (Geol.) A quaternary deposit, usually consisting of a fine yellowish earth, on the banks of the Rhine and other large rivers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loess — (del al. «Löß») m. Geol. *Arcilla formada por polvo de roca muy fino que cubre grandes extensiones en Asia. * * * ► masculino GEOLOGÍA Loes. * * * Depósito no estratificado, geológicamente reciente, de material sedimentario y margoso que casi… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • loess — s.m.inv. ES ted. {{wmetafile0}} TS geol. roccia sedimentaria costituita da granuli di quarzo, calcite, idrossidi di ferro e minerali argillosi, formatasi per deposito detritico provocato dal vento in regioni predesertiche, molto abbondante in… …   Dizionario italiano

  • loess — |lôsse| s. m. [Geologia] Ver loesse.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra alemã Loess …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • loess — n. m. GEOL Dépôt éolien, limon constitué de granules de quartz et de calcaire enrobés d argile, qui forme un sol très fertile …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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