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midden (n.)

mid-14c., midding, "dunghill, muck heap," a word of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish mødding, from møg "muck" (see muck (n.)) + dynge "heap of dung" (see dung). Modern archaeological sense of "prehistoric place for disposing of kitchen refuse, ashes, etc." is 19c., from Danish excavations.

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Definitions of midden from WordNet

midden (n.)
(archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement;
Synonyms: eitchen midden / kitchen midden
midden (n.)
a heap of dung or refuse;
Synonyms: dunghill / muckheap / muckhill
From wordnet.princeton.edu