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pisé

[pee-zey] /piˈzeɪ/
noun
Also, pisay.
Also called pisé de terre
[duh tair] /də ˈtɛər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of pisé
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French, noun use of past participle of piser to beat down (earth) < Latin pīsāre, pīnsere to pound, stamp down

rammed earth

noun
1.
a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material.
Also called pisé, pisé de terre, pisay.
Origin
First recorded in 1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for pise-de-terre

pisé

/ˈpiːzeɪ/
noun
1.
rammed earth or clay used to make floors or walls Also called pisé de terre
Word Origin
C18: French, from past participle of piser, from Latin pisare to beat, pound
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