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a·do·be

 (ə-dō′bē)
n.
1.
a. A building material consisting of clay mixed with straw or dung, fashioned into sun-dried bricks or used as mortar or plaster.
b. A brick of this material.
c. The clay or soil used in making this material.
2. A structure built with adobe bricks.

[Spanish, from Arabic aṭ-ṭūba, the brick : al-, the + ṭūba, a brick, singulative of ṭūb, bricks (from Coptic tōbe, tōōbe, from Egyptian ḏbt, brick).]

adobe

(əˈdəʊbɪ)
n
1. (Building)
a. a sun-dried brick used for building
b. (as modifier): an adobe house.
2. (Building) a building constructed of such bricks
3. (Building) the clayey material from which such bricks are made
[C19: from Spanish]

a•do•be

(əˈdoʊ bi)

n., pl. -bes for 3.
1. sun-dried brick made of clay and straw.
2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks.
3. a building constructed of adobe bricks.
4. a dark, heavy soil, containing clay.
[1750–60; Amer.; < Sp < Arabic al-ṭub the brick < Coptic to:o:be brick, ultimately < Egyptian ḏbt]

adobe


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A Spanish word for a sun-dried brick, common in ancient cultures and especially in arid lands. Particularly associated with the house building of the Pueblo Indians in the southwest USA and Mexico.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adobe - the clay from which adobe bricks are madeadobe - the clay from which adobe bricks are made
adobe brick, adobe - sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
2.adobe - sun-dried brickadobe - sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
adobe - the clay from which adobe bricks are made
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adobe

[əˈdəʊbɪ] Nadobe m

adobe

[əˈdəʊbi]
npisé m
modif [house, wall] → de pisé

adobe

n (= brick)(ungebrannter) Lehmziegel, Adobe m; (= house) Haus aus Adobeziegeln adobe wall Mauer aus Adobeziegeln
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