kitchen midden

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  1. a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.

Origin of kitchen midden

1860–65; translation of Danish kökkenmödding

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How to use kitchen midden in a sentence

  • Sir Banas, he comes in the night and makes them all alive at the back of our kitchen-midden,' piped the child.

    Kim | Rudyard Kipling
  • Whether they be remnants of an elevated sea-beach, or of some Indian ‘kitchen-midden,’ I dare not decide.

    At Last | Charles Kingsley
  • From the kitchen-midden to the pinnacle of all that is great to-day extends a chain not a link of which is weak.

    The Story of Ab | Stanley Waterloo
  • Finally on the Whitby coast on the south side of the abbey a huge kitchen-midden was discovered.

    Woman under Monasticism | Lina Eckenstein
  • In many places the kitchen midden accumulations were so obvious that it was impossible to ignore them entirely.

British Dictionary definitions for kitchen midden

kitchen midden

  1. archaeol the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc

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