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long house

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noun
  1. a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.

Origin of long house

First recorded in 1615–25
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  • A map of the country of the Longhouse will enable the reader to follow the journeys of the Indian people.

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    Carleton W. Washburne


British Dictionary definitions for longhouse

long house

noun
  1. a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
  2. a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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