The definition of adobe is a type of clay or soil used to make bricks.(noun)
The homes of the Pueblo Indians in the Southwest U.S. are examples of houses built with adobe bricks.
See adobe in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Sp < Ar aṭ-ṭūba, the brick < al, the + Coptic tōbe, brick
See adobe in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Arabic aṭ-ṭūba, the brick
Origin: : al-, the
Origin: + ṭūba, a brick
Origin: , singulative of ṭūb, bricks (from Coptic tōbe, tōōbe, from Egyptian ḏbt, brick).
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