A*do"be (a*dO"bA), n. [Sp.]

An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.


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A*do"be (?), n.


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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