mound builder


noun

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Origin of mound builder

First recorded in 1835–45

Words nearby mound builder

Definition for mound-builder (2 of 2)

Mound Builder

noun

a member of one of the various American Indian tribes who, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected the burial mounds and other earthworks of the Mississippi drainage basin and southeastern U.S.

Origin of Mound Builder

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mound-builder (1 of 2)

mound-builder

noun

another name for megapode

British Dictionary definitions for mound-builder (2 of 2)

Mound Builder

noun

a member of a group of prehistoric inhabitants of the Mississippi region who built altar-mounds, tumuli, etc
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