Definitions for "Soil Texture"
Keywords:  silt, silty, loam, sandy, clay
The way the soil "feels" when it is squeezed between the fingers or in the hand. The texture depends on the amount of sand, silt, and clay in the sample (particle size distribution), as well as other factors (how wet it is, how much organic matter is in the sample, the kind of clay, ...)
The relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay particles in soil.(NRCS, 2003)
The coarseness or fineness of soil particles.