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1A small rounded hill or mound; a tumulus.
high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesaView synonyms
- ‘Harvested fruit was stored in tumps in the orchard to soften a little before being taken to the mill.’
2A clump of trees, shrubs, or grass.
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.
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