mound builder

mound builder

noun

Origin:
1835–45

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Mound Builder
 
n
a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc

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mound builder

(family Megapodiidae), any of 12 species of Australasian chickenlike birds (order Galliformes) that bury their eggs to hatch them. Most species rely on fermenting plant matter to produce heat for incubation, but some use solar heat and others the heat produced by volcanic action

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