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1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. Every mountain and hill shall be made low. (Is. Xl. 4)

2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. See hill.

3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes. Hill ant, one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family Leiotrichidae. Many are beautifully coloured.

Origin: oe. Hil, hul, as. Hyll; akin to od. Hille, hil, L. Collis, and prob. To E. Haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d holm.

to surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn. Showing them how to plant and hill it. (Palfrey)

Origin: Hilled; hilling.

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