terp

noun
\ˈte(ə)rp\
plural terps\-ps \ or terpen\ˈterpən \

Definition of terp 

: a large artificial mound in the Netherlands (as in Friesland) providing a site or refuge for a prehistoric settlement in a seasonally flooded area

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History and Etymology for terp

Frisian, from Old Frisian, village; akin to Old English thorp village

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