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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of any of various Native American peoples flourishing from around the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century A.D. especially in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, practicing settled agriculture and known for their often large burial and effigy mounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a race of people by whom the various earthworks called Indian mounds (see mound) were constructed.
  • n. A mound-bird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. prehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds
  • n. large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs

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