pingo

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noun pin·go \ˈpiŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of pingo

plural

pingos

  1. :  a low hill or mound forced up by hydrostatic pressure in an area underlain by permafrost

Origin and Etymology of pingo

Inuit pinguq


First Known Use: 1938


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