tepee definition by Webster's New World
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- a cone-shaped tent of animal skins or bark used by North American Indian peoples of the plains and Great Lakes regions
- a similarly shaped Indian dwelling of other materials, such as canvas
Origin: Dakota típi, dwelling ; from tí-, to dwell plush -pi, suffix indicating plural , indefinite, or abstract form
tepee definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also tee·pee or ti·pinoun pl. te·pees or ti·pis
A portable dwelling of certain Native American peoples, especially on the Great Plains, consisting of a conical framework of poles covered with skins or bark.
Origin: Sioux thípi, dwelling.