wattle and daub


Definition of wattle and daub 

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

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wattle-and-daub adjective

First Known Use of wattle and daub

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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