Etymology
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cairn (n.)

"large, conical heap of stone," especially of the type common in Scotland and Wales and also found elsewhere in Britain, 1530s, from Scottish carne, akin to Gaelic carn "heap of stones, rocky hill" and Gaulish karnon "horn," perhaps from PIE *ker-n- "highest part of the body, horn," thus "tip, peak" (see horn (n.)).

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Definitions of cairn

cairn (n.)
a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path;
cairn (n.)
small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland;
Synonyms: cairn terrier
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