earth pillar


noun Geology.

a pillar of earthy matter left by erosion of the surrounding ground.

Nearby words

  1. earth goddess,
  2. earth inductor compass,
  3. earth lodge,
  4. earth mother,
  5. earth mover,
  6. earth resources technology satellite,
  7. earth return,
  8. earth science,
  9. earth sign,
  10. earth smoke

Origin of earth pillar

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for earth pillar

earth pillar

noun

a landform consisting of a column of clay or earth capped and protected from erosion by a boulder
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