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 for tepee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tepee \Tep*ee"\, n.
     An Indian wigwam or tent.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wigwam \Wig"wam\, n. [From the Algonquin or Massachusetts Indian
     word w[=e]k, "his house," or "dwelling place;" with
     possessive and locative affixes, w[=e]-kou-om-ut, "in his (or
     their) house," contracted by the English to weekwam, and
     An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made
     of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; --
     called also tepee. [Sometimes written also weekwam.]
     [1913 Webster]
           Very spacious was the wigwam,
           Made of deerskin dressed and whitened,
           With the gods of the Dacotahs
           Drawn and painted on its curtains.       --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: "The wigwam, or Indian house, of a circular or oval
           shape, was made of bark or mats laid over a framework
           of branches of trees stuck in the ground in such a
           manner as to converge at the top, where was a central
           aperture for the escape of smoke from the fire beneath.
           The better sort had also a lining of mats. For entrance
           and egress, two low openings were left on opposite
           sides, one or the other of which was closed with bark
           or mats, according to the direction of the wind."
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a Native American tent; usually of conical shape [syn:
           tepee, tipi, teepee]

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