Definition of mound-building in English:

mound-building

noun

  • The action of building mounds.

adjective

  • Archaeology. Designating the Mound Builders, their culture, territories, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Herman Melville (1819–1891), novelist and poet. From mound + building<br>mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From mound + building.

Pronunciation

mound-building

/ˈmaʊndˌbɪldɪŋ/