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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adobe  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adobe  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adobe 
  n  1:  the  clay  from  which  adobe  bricks  are  made 
  2:  sun-dried  brick;  used  in  hot  dry  climates  [syn:  {adobe  brick}] 




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