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chickee

[chi-kee, chik-ee] /tʃɪˈki, ˈtʃɪk i/
noun
1.
Also, chikee. (among the Seminole Indians) an open-sided structure, usually thatched with palms and serving as a dwelling.
2.
a similar structure, used to provide shelter from the sun, as at a beach.
Origin
< Mikasuki čikî˙ dwelling
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  • There is a thatched chickee hut with picnic benches and a barbecue area.
  • The three types of backcountry camping conditions are ground, beach and chickee.

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