Definition of earth lodge in English:

earth lodge

Pronunciation /ˈəːθ lɒdʒ/

noun

historical
  • A type of dwelling constructed by any of various North American Indian peoples, typically consisting of a domed structure covered with compacted earth.

    The earth lodge is particularly associated with the Hidatsa, Mandan, Pawnee, and other peoples of the Great Plains.

adjective

historical
  • Of or designating any of the various North American Indian peoples who built and inhabited such dwellings.

Origin

Early 19th century. From earth + lodge.