wattle and daub


: a framework of woven rods and twigs covered and plastered with clay and used in building construction
wattle-and-daub adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With wood shake siding painted red on the lower walls and Tudorlike stucco and trim mimicking wattle and daub in the gables, the house also features an exaggerated, fairytale roofline. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, 6 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wattle and daub was circa 1808

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“Wattle and daub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattle%20and%20daub. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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