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burial mound

a mound built over a grave or graves.
Compare barrow2 (def 1).
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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burial mound

artificial hill of earth and stones built over the remains of the dead. In England the equivalent term is barrow; in Scotland, cairn; and in Europe and elsewhere, tumulus.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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