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1. A mound or deposit of kitchen refuse.
2. Archaeology See midden.
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(Archaeology) archaeol the site of a large mound of domestic refuse marking a prehistoric settlement: usually including bones, potsherds, seashells, etc
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a mound consisting of shells of edible mollusks and other refuse, marking the site of a prehistoric human habitation.
[1860–65; translation of Dan køkkenmødding]
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|Noun||1.||kitchen midden - (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement|
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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