dried in the sun, as bricks or raisins.
dried up or withered by the sun.

Origin of sun-dried

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sun-dried

Contemporary Examples of sun-dried

Historical Examples of sun-dried

  • In the case of Khorsabad the terrace was made of sun-dried bricks, about 15·7 in.


    Thomas Roger Smith

  • It has simply to be cut and sun-dried and is ready for roof thatching.

  • And when she saw the river full of salmon, she thought of the sun-dried meat.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • This door is the only piece of wood in the structure, which is composed of sun-dried clay.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • One day everything is a sun-dried brown, as far as the eye can see.

British Dictionary definitions for sun-dried



dried or preserved by exposure to the sun
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