[ pee-zey ]
/ piˈzeɪ /
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Also called pisé de terre [duh -tair]. /də ˈtɛər/.
Origin of pisé
1790–1800; <French, noun use of past participle of piser to beat down (earth) <Latin pīsāre, pīnsere to pound, stamp down
Words nearby pisé
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How to use pisé in a sentence
The words of Charles C. Pise and his example had produced an impression greater than was apparent.
His dwelling is built of clay (pise), roofed with thatch, without windows, and the floor is the beaten ground.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
British Dictionary definitions for pisé
/ (ˈpiːzeɪ) /
rammed earth or clay used to make floors or wallsAlso called: pisé de terre
Word Origin for pisé
C18: French, from past participle of piser, from Latin pisare to beat, pound
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