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[sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy-]
  1. half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
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Origin of semisubterranean

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Historical Examples

  • In these cases, the semisubterranean kiva was still retained in the courtyard as a definite religious structure.

    Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico

    John M. Corbett

  • The houses were all of the semisubterranean, circular type discussed previously.