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Monday word: pingo

pingo (pĭng′gō), noun
A hill of soil-covered ice pushed up by pressure in an area of permafrost.

Etymology:  Inuit, pingu, hill or mound.  The word was borrowed by Arctic botanist Alf Erling Porsild in 1938.

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