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earthen

Line breaks: earth¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈəːθ(ə)n
 
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Definition of earthen in English:

adjective

[attributive]
1(Of a floor or structure) made of compressed earth: earthen mounds
More example sentences
  • Without this mass of dams and earthen walls, the area would flood every spring just as Egypt's Nile Valley once did.
  • She rocks rapidly from side to side, head turning and feet drumming upon the earthen floor while she beats a tambourine rattle.
  • How long I sat there, on the earthen floor of the Council Chambers, starring blindly at Kinwell, I can not say.
1.1(Of a pot) made of baked or fired clay: on shelves sat earthen jugs
More example sentences
  • From the humble earthen pot to fancy shapes in clay designed to appeal to the connoisseur… the fair seeks to impress from the word go.
  • I take the earthen pot from the cabinet and fill it with water.
  • Jars of spices lined the shelves, with earthen pots full of flour and sugar.

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