earth house

noun

Definition of earth house

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

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First Known Use of earth house

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for earth house

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

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“Earth house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20house. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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