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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the clay from which adobe bricks are made
2: sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates [syn: adobe, adobe brick]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al-??b the brick, from Coptic t?be brick, from Egyptian dbt Date: 1748 1. a brick or building material of sun-dried earth and straw 2. a structure made of adobe bricks 3. a heavy clay used in making adobe bricks; broadly alluvial or playa clay in desert or arid regions adobelike adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an unburnt sun-dried brick. 2 the clay used for making such bricks. Etymology: Sp. f. Arab.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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

Moby Thesaurus

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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