English version

mound in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoundmound /maʊnd/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 DNa pile of earth or stones that looks like a small hill an ancient burial moundmound of a small mound of dirt2 GROUP OF THINGSa large pile of somethingmound of There’s a mound of papers on my desk. The waiter appeared with a huge mound of spaghetti.3 (also pitcher’s mound)DSB the small hill that the pitcher stands on in the game of baseball
Examples from the Corpus
moundThe Grand Hotel was now just a mound of rubble.He pressed the snow to make a mound, a burial mound.a mound of gravelA mound of leaves is the perfect place for a hedgehog to hibernate.a burial moundThe government also sponsored a series of excavations among the dusty mounds that litter the Mesopotamian plain.Blue-gray mounds rose above the sea on the horizon.Each male constructs a layered mound of two tons of leaves, twigs, earth, and sand.Four minutes later, after a brief transit over pillows spotted with small white anemones, we arrive at another low mound.When the eggs hatch, the young struggle slowly to the surface of the mound, emerging ready to fend for themselves.Just within the entrance there were mounds of horse dung.mound ofThe pie was topped with a mound of freshly whipped cream.a mound of garbage