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A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.
[Middle English carne, from Scottish Gaelic carn, from Old Irish.]
1. a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker
2. (Breeds) Also called: cairn terrier a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland
[C15: from Gaelic carn]
a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.
[1525–35; < Scottish Gaelic carn pile of stones; perhaps akin to horn]
Cairna pile of stones, usually erected to mark a spot as a memorial or to mark a cache of provisions, etc., 1535.
A mound of stones built as a memorial or marker, often above a grave.
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|Noun||1.||cairn - a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path|
|2.||cairn - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland|
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground