- a mound built over a grave or graves.Compare barrow2(def 1).
Origin of burial mound
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for burial mound
That this was not likely to have been a burial-mound may be presumed from its formation.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
No visible trace of his work remains but a tiny hillock, a burial-mound, a tumulus.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Peristalith, pe-ris′ta-lith, n. a series of standing stones surrounding a barrow or burial-mound.
Among these is the stone which once crowned the burial-mound on the plain of Marathon.
Then the Kings and Princes would have made him a burial-mound worthy of his name and his deeds.The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy