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chickee

[chi-kee, chik-ee]
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noun
  1. Also chikee. (among the Seminole Indians) an open-sided structure, usually thatched with palms and serving as a dwelling.
  2. a similar structure, used to provide shelter from the sun, as at a beach.
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Origin of chickee

From the Mikasuki word čikî˙ dwelling
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