earth pillar

noun

variants or less commonly earth pyramid
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth pillar was in 1795

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“Earth pillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20pillar. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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