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A low oval mound or small hill, typically one of a group, consisting of compacted boulder clay moulded by past glacial action.
high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesaView synonyms
- ‘A large interior plateau contains dense forests, thousands of lakes and peat bogs, and rocky infertile soils associated with a glacially modified landscape with numerous drumlins and eskers.’
- ‘Here, a drumlin, an oval mound smooth-sculpted by glaciers, rises to give an uninterrupted panorama of sea, fields and forests from its grassy crown.’
- ‘The drumlins and lush scenery are perfect antidotes to the sight and sound of traffic, litter-strewn pavements and concrete blocks.’
- ‘It is a land of undulating hills and hollows, dips and drumlins, rivers, inlets, estuaries and lakes, dotted with homes and barns.’
- ‘About 10,000 years ago, boulders and soils trapped beneath retreating ice sheets were moulded into drumlins, and it is believed there is an island for each day of the year.’
Mid 19th century: probably from drum + -lin from -ling.
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