composed of earth.

1175–1225; Middle English erthen, Old English eorthen. See earth, -en2 Unabridged
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earthen (ˈɜːθən)
1.  made of baked clay: an earthen pot
2.  made of earth

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "made of earth;" see earth + -en (see gold). Not attested in O.E. Cognate of O.H.G. irdin, Goth. airþeins. Meaning "made of clay" is attested from late 14c.
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Example sentences
How about who ever let the aluminum plant build an above ground, open air,
  storage pool held in only by an earthen wall.
For some of the poorest people, they had proposed a building erected quickly
  and affordably out of earthen blocks.
Outside, a large earthen vat is stationed beneath old playground equipment.
Turn into an earthen pudding-dish, cover, and cook slowly three and one-half
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