chikee

noun

chi·​kee
chə̇ˈkē;
ˈchikē,
ˈchē-
variants or chickee
chə̇ˈkē,
ˈchikē
plural -s
: a stilt house of the Seminole Indians that is built open on all sides and thatched usually with palmetto leaves

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Mikasuki čìkî· "dwelling"

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“Chikee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chikee. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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