midden definition by Webster's New World
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- Brit. a dunghill or refuse heap
- kitchen midden
Origin: Middle English midding ; from Scandinavian as in Danish mögdynge ; from mög, muck plush dynge, a heap
midden definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A dunghill or refuse heap.
- Archaeology A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement. Also called kitchen midden.
Origin: Middle English midding, of Scandinavian origin.