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mat-house, noun

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch matjieshuis, see matjieshuisie.
historical
A beehive-shaped temporary shelter consisting of poles planted in the ground in a circle and drawn together at the top, and with rush mats stretched over them; matjieshuisie.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 7The situation of this little village..was exceedingly sheltered and rural:..enclosed by a rocky precipice, under which stood their mat-houses and the cattle-kraals.
1975 [see Steenkamp quot. at matjieshuisie].
A beehive-shaped temporary shelter consisting of poles planted in the ground in a circle and drawn together at the top, and with rush mats stretched over them; matjieshuisie.

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