pisé

noun

pi·​sé
(ˈ)pē¦zā
variants or less commonly pisé de terre
(ˌ)⸗ˌ⸗dəˈte(ə)r
plural pisés
-ā(z)
also pisés de terre
: a building material consisting of stiff earth or clay rammed in between forms compare cob entry 4, tapia

Word History

Etymology

pisé from French, from French dialect (Lyon), from Middle French, from past participle of piser to stomp, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pinsiare, pisiare, alteration of Latin pinsare, pisare to beat, pound, crush; pisé de terre from French, literally, earth pisé; akin to Latin pinsere to pound, crush

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“Pisé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pis%C3%A9. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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