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1: the clay from which adobe bricks are made 2: sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates [syn: adobe, adobe brick]
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al-??b the brick, from Coptic t?be brick, from Egyptian dbt Date: 1748 a brick or building material of sun-dried earth and straw 1. a structure made of adobe bricks 2. a heavy clay used in making adobe bricks; 3. alluvial or playa clay in desert or arid regions • broadly adobelike adjective n. 1 an unburnt sun-dried brick. 2 the clay used for making such bricks.
Etymology: Sp. f. Arab. Adobe A*do"be, n. 1. Earth from which unburnt bricks are made. [Western U. S.] 2. (Geol.) Alluvial and playa clays of desert and arid regions, differing from ordinary clays of humid regions in containing carbonates and other soluble minerals.
Adobe A*do"be ([.a]*d[=o]"b[asl]), n. [Sp.] An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.
Adobe is a mixture of mud and straw that is dried into bricks in the sun and used for building, especially in hot countries. ...a few blocks of adobe houses. N-UNCOUNT: usu N n ashlar, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, bricks and mortar, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, clayey, clayish, clinker, concrete, covering materials, crock, crockery, earthy, enamelware, ferroconcrete, firebrick, flag, flagstone, flooring, glass, gumbo, jug, lath and plaster, loamy, marly, masonry, mortar, pavement, paving, paving material, plasters, porcelain, pot, pottery, prestressed concrete, refractory, roofage, roofing, siding, soily, stone, tile, tiling, urn, vase, walling
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