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semisubterranean

[sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
half below the surface of the ground:
the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
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  • Winter villages began to appear in which people lived in semisubterranean pit houses.
  • Winter dwellings were large, rectangular, semisubterranean plank houses with gabled roofs and vertical plank walls.

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