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yurt

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noun \ˈyu̇rt\

Definition of yurt

  1. :  a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia; also :  a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design



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Origin of yurt

Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home


First Known Use: 1876

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