- a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.
Origin of kitchen midden
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Sir Banas, he comes in the night and makes them all alive at the back of our kitchen-midden,' piped the child.Kim
Midden, mid′en, n. a heap of ashes or dung (see also Kitchen-midden).
Follet lived at the ramshackle hotel, owned by the ancient Dubois and managed, from roof to kitchen-midden, by Ching Po.
Whether they be remnants of an elevated sea-beach, or of some Indian ‘kitchen-midden,’ I dare not decide.At Last
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
- archaeol the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc