wattle and daub


noun

Also wattle and dab . a building technique employing wattles plastered with clay and mud.
a form of wall construction consisting of upright posts or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches and plastered with a mixture of clay and straw.

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Origin of wattle and daub

First recorded in 1800–10
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wattle and daub

noun

  1. a form of wall construction consisting of interwoven twigs plastered with a mixture of clay, lime, water, and sometimes dung and chopped straw
  2. (as modifier)a wattle-and-daub hut
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