terp

noun \ˈte(ə)rp\

Definition of terp

plural

terps

\-ps\ or

terpen

\ˈterpən\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of terp

Frisian, from Old Frisian, village; akin to Old English thorp village — more at thorp


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