wattle and daub



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.

Nearby words

  1. wattenscheid,
  2. watter,
  3. watterson,
  4. watterson, henry,
  5. wattle,
  6. wattlebird,
  7. wattless component,
  8. wattmeter,
  9. watts,
  10. watts riots

Origin of wattle and daub

First recorded in 1800–10

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wattle and daub


  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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