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tumulous

[too-myuh-luh s, tyoo-] /ˈtu myə ləs, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
having mounds; full of mounds; tumular.
Also, tumulose
[too-myuh-lohs, tyoo-] /ˈtu myəˌloʊs, ˈtyu-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin tumulōsus, equivalent to tumul(us) tumulus + -ōsus -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for tumulose

tumulose

/ˈtjuːmjʊləʊs/
adjective
1.
abounding in small hills or mounds
2.
being or resembling a mound
Derived Forms
tumulosity (ˌtjuːmjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tumulōsus, from tumulus a hillock
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Word Origin and History for tumulose

tumulous

adj.

1727, from Latin tumulosus, from tumulus (see tumulus).

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