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[mid-n] /ˈmɪd n/

a dunghill or refuse heap.

See kitchen midden

mid-14c., “dung hill,” of Scandinavian origin; cf. Danish mødding, from møg “muck” (see muck (n.)) + dynge “heap of dung” (see dung). Modern archaeological sense of “kitchen midden” is from Danish excavations.


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