burial mound

burial mound
(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
Syn: ↑grave mound, ↑barrow, ↑tumulus
Topics: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology
Hypernyms: ↑mound, ↑hill

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: a mound erected over the dead; especially : one constructed by the Indian Mound Builders of No. America

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a mound built over a grave or graves. Cf. barrow2 (def. 1).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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