wattle and daub


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

Examples of wattle and daub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Longe started out by drawing on the walls of her bedroom in a 550-year-old crumbling wattle and daub farmhouse in rural Sussex. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2024 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

Time Traveler
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 17 Jul. 2024.

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