[ pee-zey ]
/ piˈzeɪ /
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Origin of pisé
1790–1800; < French, noun use of past participle of piser to beat down (earth) < Latin pīsāre, pīnsere to pound, stamp down
Also called pisé de terre [duh tair] /də ˈtɛər/.
Definition for pise-de-terre (2 of 2)
a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material.
Origin of rammed earth
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pise-de-terre
/ (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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