wigwam

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noun wig·wam \ˈwig-ˌwäm\

Definition of wigwam

  1. :  a hut of the American Indians of the Great Lakes region and eastward having typically an arched framework of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or hides; also :  a rough hut

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Origin and Etymology of wigwam

Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm house


WIGWAM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of wigwam for English Language Learners

  • : a round tent that was used in the past by Native Americans as a house or shelter


WIGWAM Defined for Kids

wigwam

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noun wig·wam \ˈwig-ˌwäm\

Definition of wigwam for Students

  1. :  a dome-shaped hut formerly used as a house or shelter by some American Indians



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