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te·peealso tee·pee or ti·pi (tē′pē)
n. pl. te·pees also tee·pees or ti·pis
A portable dwelling of certain Native American peoples, especially on the Great Plains, consisting of a conical framework of poles covered with skins or bark.
[Sioux thípi, dwelling.]
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
[C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for]
or tee•pee(ˈti pi)
a Plains Indian tent made from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles.Sometimes, tipi.
[1735–45, Amer.; < Dakota thípi=thí- to dwell + -pi pl. indefinite abstract n. suffix]
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|Noun||1.||tepee - a Native American tent; usually of conical shape|