- The definition of adobe is a type of clay or soil used to make bricks.
The homes of the Pueblo Indians in the Southwest U.S. are examples of houses built with adobe bricks.
A wall made of adobe bricks.
- unburnt, sun-dried brick
- the clay of which such brick is made
- a building made of adobe, esp. in the Southwest
Origin of adobeSpanish ; from Arabic aṭ-ṭūba, the brick ; from al, the + Coptic tōbe, brick
- a. A building material consisting of clay mixed with straw or dung, fashioned into sun-dried bricks or used as mortar or plaster.b. A brick of this material.c. The clay or soil used in making this material.
- A structure built with adobe bricks.
Origin of adobeSpanish, from Arabic a&tlowdot;-&tlowdot;ūba, the brick : al-, the + &tlowdot;ūba, a brick, singulative of &tlowdot;ūb, bricks (from Coptic tōbe, tōōbe, from Egyptian &dlowmac;bt, brick).
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
(usually uncountable, plural adobes)
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