altar mound


Definition of altar mound

: a mound built by American Indians over an altar on which sacrifices had been burned

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First Known Use of altar mound

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Altar mound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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