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kitchen midden

noun
1.
a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; translation of Danish kökkenmödding
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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen middens

kitchen midden

noun
1.
(archaeol) the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc
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