temple mound

noun

Definition of temple mound

  1. 1 :  a mound forming the foundation of a temple (as in Mayan and Aztec architecture) — compare teocalli

  2. 2 :  a truncated American Indian mound believed to have been the site of an altar or rude temple

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Temple Mound

adjective

Definition of Temple Mound

  1. :  of or belonging to a culture of the southern and southeastern U.S. about 1300–1700 characterized by pyramidal mounds built as platforms for temples and by village-states, shell-tempered polychrome pottery, and intensive hoe agriculture

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