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

Definition of pisé

: a building material consisting of stiff earth or clay rammed in between forms — compare cob entry 4, tapia

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History and Etymology for pisé

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 27 Nov. 2020.

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