chikee

noun
chi·​kee | \ chə̇ˈkē; ˈchikē, ˈchē- \
variants: or chickee \ chə̇ˈkē , ˈchikē \
plural -s

Definition of chikee

: a stilt house of the Seminole Indians that is built open on all sides and thatched usually with palmetto leaves

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History and Etymology for chikee

borrowed from Mikasuki čìkî· “dwelling”

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“Chikee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chikee. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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