basural

noun
ba·​su·​ral | \ ˌbä-(ˌ)sü-ˈräl \
plural basurales\ ˌbä-​(ˌ)sü-​ˈrä-​ˌlās \

Definition of basural

: an ancient refuse heap : midden

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History and Etymology for basural

American Spanish, rubbish heap, from Spanish basura rubbish, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin versura, from Latin verrere to drag along, sweep

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“Basural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basural. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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