earth house

noun

: a dwelling built into or covered with earth: such as
a
: picts' house

Word History

Etymology

Middle English erthehous, from Old English eorthhūs, from eorth- (from eorthe earth) + hous house

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth house was before the 12th century

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“Earth house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20house. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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