Mound Builders

the various American Indian tribes who, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected the burial mounds and other earthworks of the Mississippi drainage basin and southeastern U.S.
[1830-40, Amer.]

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  • Mound builders — Mound Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mound-builders — ● mound builders nom masculin pluriel (anglais mound, mont, et builder, constructeur) Populations préhistoriques de l est des États Unis connues par leurs burial mounds (tumulus) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mound Builders — ☆ Mound Builders n. a member of any of the early American Indian peoples who built the burial mounds, fortifications, and other earthworks found in the Midwest and the Southwest …   English World dictionary

  • Mound Builders — Monks Mound, témoignage de la culture des bâtisseurs de tumulus, Illinois, États Unis Les Mounds Builders (« bâtisseurs de tumulus ») désignent un ensemble de peuples amérindiens disparus avant l arrivée des Européens, dans toute la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mound Builders — the various American Indian tribes who, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected the burial mounds and other earthworks of the Mississippi drainage basin and southeastern U.S. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * Mound Builders, a largely prehistoric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mound Builders — Mound′ Build ers n. pl. ara the American Indian tribes that, in prehistoric and early historic times, erected burial mounds and other earthworks in the Mississippi drainage basin and SE U.S • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Mound — Mound, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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