urnfield

[ urn-feeld ]
/ ˈɜrnˌfild /

noun

a Bronze Age cemetery in which the ashes of the dead were buried in urns.

Nearby words

  1. url,
  2. urmia,
  3. urmia, lake,
  4. urmston,
  5. urn,
  6. urning,
  7. uro-,
  8. urobilin,
  9. urobilinemia,
  10. urobilinogen

Origin of urnfield

First recorded in 1885–90; urn + field

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British Dictionary definitions for urnfield

urnfield

/ (ˈɜːnˌfiːld) /

noun

a cemetery full of individual cremation urns

adjective

(of a number of Bronze Age cultures) characterized by cremation in urns, which began in E Europe about the second millennium bc and by the seventh century bc had covered almost all of mainland Europe
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