a dunghill or refuse heap.

1300–50; Middle English midding < Old Danish mykdyngja, equivalent to myk manure + dyngja pile (Danish mødding)

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midden (ˈmɪdən)
1.  a.  archaic, dialect or a dunghill or pile of refuse
 b.  dialect a dustbin
 c.  dialect (Northern English) an earth closet
2.  See kitchen midden
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mödding from mögmuck + dynge pile]

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Word Origin & History

"dung hill," mid-14c., of Scandinavian origin; cf. Dan. mødding, from møg "muck" + dynge "heap, dung." Modern archaeological sense of "kitchen midden" is from Danish excavations.
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Example sentences
One staff member sat atop what archaeologists call-or will call in a thousand
  years-a midden pile.
And if the time range correlated across the multiple midden samples, then it
  would be a stronger case.
Their midden piles provide a source of conifer seeds for foresters.
The site contains burial mounds, pottery and an oyster shell midden.
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