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adobe

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noun ado·be \ə-ˈdō-bē\

Simple Definition of adobe

  • : a type of brick made of a mixture of mud and straw that is dried by the sun

Full Definition of adobe

  1. 1 :  a brick or building material of sun-dried earth and straw

  2. 2 :  a structure made of adobe bricks

  3. 3 :  a heavy clay used in making adobe bricks; broadly :  alluvial or playa clay in desert or arid regions

ado·be·likeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of adobe

  1. The house was built of adobe.



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Origin of adobe

Spanish, from Arabic al-ṭūb the brick, from Coptic tōbe brick, from Egyptian dbt


First Known Use: 1748

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