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wigwam

[ wig-wom, -wawm ]
/ ˈwɪg wɒm, -wɔm /
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noun
an American Indian dwelling, usually of rounded or oval shape, formed of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or skins.Compare lodge (def. 9), teepee.
the Wigwam. Tammany Hall (def. 2).

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Origin of wigwam

1620–30, Americanism;<Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi;cf. wickiup
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British Dictionary definitions for wigwam

wigwam
/ (ˈwɪɡˌwæm) /

noun
any dwelling of the North American Indians, esp one made of bark, rushes, or skins spread over or enclosed by a set of arched poles lashed togetherCompare tepee
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Word Origin for wigwam

from Abnaki and Massachuset wīkwām, literally: their abode
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