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souterrain

[soo-tuh-reyn, soo-tuh-reyn] /ˌsu təˈreɪn, ˈsu təˌreɪn/
noun, Chiefly Archaeology
1.
a subterranean passage or structure; grotto.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < French: literally, underground, calque of Latin subterrāneus; see sous-sous, terrain
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British Dictionary definitions for souterrain

souterrain

/ˈsuːtəˌreɪn/
noun
1.
(archaeol) an underground chamber or passage
Word Origin
C18: from French
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