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Meaning of ADOBE

Pronunciation:  u'dowbee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
  2. [n]  the clay from which adobe bricks are made

ADOBE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adobe brick
 See Also: adobe, adobe, adobe brick, brick, clay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*do"be\ ([.a]*d[=o]"b[asl]), n. [Sp.]
    An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective,
    as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.
  2. \A*do"be\, n.
    1. Earth from which unburnt bricks are made. [Western U. S.]
    2. (Geol.) Alluvial and playa clays of desert and arid
       regions, differing from ordinary clays of humid regions in
       containing carbonates and other soluble minerals.
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