earth pillar

variants: or less commonly earth pyramid

Definition of earth pillar

: a column of unconsolidated earth materials that is formed by differential erosion and that typically tapers upward and is often capped by a stone

called also demoiselle

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First Known Use of earth pillar

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Earth pillar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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