adobe


adobe

noun

  1. sun-dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall.
  2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks.
  3. a building constructed of adobe.
  4. a dark, heavy soil, containing clay.

noun

    1. a sun-dried brick used for building
    2. (as modifier)an adobe house
  1. a building constructed of such bricks
  2. the clayey material from which such bricks are made
n.

1739, American English, from Spanish adobe, from oral form of Arabic al-tob “the brick,” from Coptic tube “brick,” a word found in hieroglyphics.

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