塚 means 'hillock'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1243   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 3 words   Used in 25 words   Used in 2194 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   つか hillock, mound
On    チョウ
Kun    -づか
Name    ずか   つ
The right side was originally , which exists as a rare kanji. The kyujitai form only exists as a CJK compatibility character (a set of characters which may not cut/paste correctly).
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The mound kanji appears in very few words, but it's prevalent in Japan nonetheless, thanks to its role in surnames and place names. Mounds have also played a significant role in Japanese history, from burial mounds and memorial mounds to shell mounds. Unexpectedly, studying 塚 opens a fascinating window onto the Japanese past.
⿰   ground; earth  ⿱   cover; covered   pig  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 塚 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 塚 is used 25 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
チョウ : 1 word FIND ALL
round burial mound
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つか : 4 words FIND ALL
Most common form: つか
1. mound; heap; hillock
2. burial mound; tomb; tumulus; barrow
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つか (read as づか) : 20 words FIND ALL
shell heap; shell mound; kitchen midden
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An additional 家 less common words include 塚 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1607  Joy o' Kanji : 1607  Key to Kanji:

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つか hillock, mound   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
cover; covered   
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