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te·pee / ˈtēˌpē/ (also tee·pee or ti·pi) • n. a portable conical tent made of skins, cloth, or canvas on a frame of poles, used by American Indians of the Plains and Great Lakes regions.

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tepee Fold-like structures developed in calcrete soil profiles, tidal areas, and the margins of salt lakes, due to the fluctuations in water levels and changes in chemical precipitation. Tepee structures are characterized by mineral horizons folded with pointed terminations to the anticlinal closure, resembling the form of a tepee tent.

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tepee A fold-like structure, shaped like a tepee tent, developed in a calcretesoil profile, tidal area, or the margin of a salt lake, caused by fluctuations in water levels and changes in chemical precipitation.

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tepee wigwam. XIX. of Siouan orig.

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