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long house

or longhouse

a communal dwelling, especially of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.
Origin of long house
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A map of the country of the longhouse will enable the reader to follow the journeys of the Indian people.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
British Dictionary definitions for longhouse

long house

a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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