Definition of adobe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈdəʊbi//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdoʊbi//
[uncountable] Materials and properties
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mud that is dried in the sun, mixed with straw and used as a building material adobe walls/houses/dwellings The floors were bare adobe and the walls painted blue. See related entries: Materials and properties Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Spanish, from adobar ‘to plaster’, from Arabic aṭ-ṭūb, from al ‘the’ + ṭūb ‘bricks’.
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