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barabara

[bahr-uh-bahr-uh] /ˌbɑr əˈbɑr ə/
noun
1.
an Alaskan or north Siberian semisubterranean house built of sod or turf.
Origin
dialectal Russian
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < dialectal Russian barabóra; further origin uncertain
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