Adobe meaning

ə-dōbē
The clay of which such brick is made.
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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.

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A structure built with adobe bricks.
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Unburnt, sun-dried brick.
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A building made of adobe, esp. in the Southwest.
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An unburnt brick dried in the sun.

Many people in Texas and New Mexico live in adobe houses.

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A house made of adobe brick.
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Origin of adobe

  • Spanish from Arabic aṭ-ṭūba the brick al- the ṭūba a brick singulative of ṭūb bricks (from Coptic tōbe, tōōbe) (from Egyptian ḏbt brick)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish adobe, from Arabic الطوب (aṭ-ṭūb), from Coptic (Sahidic) ⲧⲱⲃⲉ (tōbe, “brick”), from Egyptian

    From Wiktionary

  • ḏbt (djebe, djobe, “mud brick”).

    From Wiktionary