a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.
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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
archaeol the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc
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