noun (plural hypogea /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈdʒiːə/)
An underground chamber.
- On the island of Malta, where great colossal statues of Goddesses still stand, is the underground hypogeum.
- This stingless bee, Trigona hypogea, carries off the youngsters left behind in newly abandoned wasp nests.
- One of the most fascinating parts of this farm is the huge hypogeum olive-press, named after it.
Mid 17th century: from Latin, from Greek hupogeion, neuter of hupogeios 'underground'.
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