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a·do·be  audio  (-db) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A sun-dried, unburned brick of clay and straw.
    2. The clay or soil from which this brick is made.
  1. A structure built with this type of brick.

ETYMOLOGY:
Spanish, from Arabic a-ba, the brick : al-, the + ba, a brick, singulative of b, bricks (from Coptic tbe, tbe, from Egyptian bt, brick)


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