jacal

Definitions:

  • A thatch-roofed hut made of wattle and daub found in Mexico and the southwest United States.
  • A native Mexican house or hut of which the walls are constructed of rows of thin vertical poles, covered and chinked with mud. Also applied to this method of building.
  • In Mexico and the southwestern United States, a kind of plastered house or hut, usually made by planting poles or timber in the ground, filling in between them with screen work or wickerwork, and daubing one or both sides with mud or adobe mortar; also, this method of construction.
  • a <xref>wattle</xref>-and-<xref>mud</xref> <xref>hut</xref> common in Mexico and the south-western US
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