the clay from which adobe bricks are made
adobe, adobe brick(noun)
sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
An unburnt brick dried in the sun.
Many people in Texas and New Mexico live in adobe houses.
A house made of adobe brick.
Origin: From adobe.
an unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico
Adobe is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material, which the builders shape into bricks and dry in the sun. Adobe buildings are similar to cob and mudbrick buildings. Adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world. Compared to wooden buildings, adobe buildings offer significant advantages due to their greater thermal mass, in hot climates, but they are known to be particularly susceptible to earthquake damage. Buildings made of sun-dried earth are common in West Asia, North Africa, West Africa, South America, southwestern North America, Spain, Eastern Europe and East Anglia, particularly Norfolk, known as clay lump. Adobe had been in use by indigenous peoples of the Americas in the Southwestern United States, Mesoamerica, and the Andean region of South America for several thousand years, although often substantial amounts of stone are used in the walls of Pueblo buildings. Adobe brickmaking was used in Spain starting by the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age, from the eighth century B.C. on. Its wide use can be attributed to its simplicity of design and manufacture, and the economy of creating it.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-dō′bā, n. and adj. a sun-dried brick, or made of such. [Sp. adobar, to plaster.]
The numerical value of Adobe in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Adobe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- لبنة, لبن, طوب, أدوبيArabic
- tovaCatalan, Valencian
- vályog, vályogtéglaHungarian
- bisNavajo, Navaho
- gạch sốngVietnamese
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