Examples from the Web for earthen
From deep within, looking up at the tropical sky is like staring through the dome of some kind of earthen cathedral.
The earthen ground floor was reserved for crop storage and the occasional chicken or other small animal.
Nests are placed under bridges, in houses, or on cliffsides and earthen banks.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
This long, narrow opening is approached from the outside by steps made in the earthen covering.Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains|A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
These earthen steps were still running with the late rain, and moss lay on them like a green film.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
An earthen pot containing water was set down just inside the hut, and then the door was slammed, for the man was in a hurry.With Wolseley to Kumasi|F.S. Brereton
Stephenson's house, or rather "shanty," had but one room, and that had an earthen floor.
British Dictionary definitions for earthen
Word Origin and History for earthen
early 13c., "made of earth;" see earth + -en (2). Not attested in Old English (where eorðen meant "of or in the earth"). Cognate of Old High German irdin, Gothic airþeins. Meaning "made of clay" is attested from late 14c.