souterrain

souterrain

[soo-tuh-reyn, soo-tuh-reyn]
noun Chiefly Archaeology.
a subterranean passage or structure; grotto.

Origin:
1725–35; < French: literally, underground, calque of Latin subterrāneus; see sous-sous, terrain

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souterrain (ˈsuːtəˌreɪn)
 
n
archaeol an underground chamber or passage
 
[C18: from French]

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