Midden meaning

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A dunghill or refuse heap.
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A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement.
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A dunghill or refuse heap.
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A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
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(archaeology) A prehistoric pile of bones and shells.
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Origin of midden

  • Middle English midding of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via Middle English midding, myddyng, from Old Danish (Old Norse) mykdyngja (the first element, myk, meaning muck, manure; the second element meaning pile), whence also Danish møgdynge and mødding, Norwegian mødding.

    From Wiktionary