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palsa

[pahl-suh] /ˈpɑl sə/
noun, plural palsen
[pahl-suh n] /ˈpɑl sən/ (Show IPA).
Geology
1.
a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and arctic areas.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; (< G) < Swedish pals(e) < Finnish palsa peat knob in a bog, hillock in the tundra < Lappish
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