\ˈyu̇rt, ˈyərt\

Definition of yurt 

: a circular domed tent of skins or felt stretched over a collapsible lattice framework and used by pastoral peoples of inner Asia also : a structure that resembles a yurt usually in size and design

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Traditional Mongolian yurts offer an unexpected getaway on a 15-acre farm in southwest Colorado, near Mesa Verde National Park. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "Glamping USA: Stay in a Hobbit hut, a covered wagon or a caboose," 25 May 2018 Tiny houses, yurts, shipping containers, huts, hangars -- whatever. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Readers want more action on short-term rentals in their neighborhoods," 20 June 2018 On the Yoga Gardens website, there’s a rendering: three geodesic domes and 11 yurts, surrounded by native vegetation, vegetable gardens and fruit trees. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "How a yoga garden nourishes the soul of a West Side block," 5 July 2018 Back on our wintry July trip, Cricket and his crew convinced us to hold off a day and spend the night in the pack outfit’s distinctly non-hipster yurt. David Ferry, San Francisco Chronicle, "The best way to see Yosemite? From the back of a mule.," 26 Apr. 2018 Vermilion Valley Resort is a wil32 Brenner St, June Lake,derness-style lodge with yurts and tent cabins, trout fishing and nearby access via Mono Creek to the John Muir Trail. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Tom Stienstra: California’s 25 best cabins on golden ponds," 20 June 2018 Photo: Rachel Havekost Hipcamp isn’t the only digital way for glampers to seek out yurts and tree houses. Cat Zakrzewski, WSJ, "Hipcamp Aims to Get Even the Most Pampered Campers Outside," 11 June 2018 This year's edition starts today, with the Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem headlining over three days and ultra-luxury yurts awaiting a select few concertgoers. latimes.com, "Today: Lordy, There’s a Book," 13 Apr. 2018 The luxury yurts have Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, heating, bathroom and cable television. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "Glamping USA: Stay in a Hobbit hut, a covered wagon or a caboose," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of yurt

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yurt

Russian dialect yurta, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yurt home

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