tumulous

tumulous

[too-myuh-luhs, tyoo-]
adjective
having mounds; full of mounds; tumular.
Also, tumulose [too-myuh-lohs, tyoo-] .


Origin:
1820–30; < Latin tumulōsus, equivalent to tumul(us) tumulus + -ōsus -ous

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tumulose or tumulous (ˈtjuːmjʊləʊs, ˈtjuːmjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  abounding in small hills or mounds
2.  being or resembling a mound
 
[C18: from Latin tumulōsus, from tumulus a hillock]
 
tumulous or tumulous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin tumulōsus, from tumulus a hillock]
 
tumulosity or tumulous
 
n

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