Definition of fogou in English:

fogou

noun

Archaeology
  • A form of artificial underground passage or chamber found in Cornwall.

    • ‘It would also have been difficult to get anything in and out of the fogou through the tiny entrances.’
    • ‘There are only 11 other definite or probable fogous known, and around 20 other possible sites.’
    • ‘One interpretation of fogous is that they were storage-spaces - although the year-round dampness makes this unlikely.’
    • ‘A fogou or underground passage lies 130 m. to the south.’
    • ‘These people use the fogou as their spiritual center for ceremony, initiation and teaching.’

Origin

From Cornish fogo, fougo.

Pronunciation:

fogou

/ˈfəʊɡuː//ˈfəʊɡəʊ/