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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Dakota Sioux
Origin: tipi, from ti 'to live in a place' + pi 'to use for'

tepee

noun
     
Related topics: Buildings
teā€§pee [countable]
TBB a round tent with a pointed top, used by some Native Americans

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