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megalith

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noun mega·lith \ˈme-gə-ˌlith\

Simple Definition of megalith

  • : a very large stone used in ancient cultures as a monument or part of a building

Full Definition of megalith

  1. :  a very large usually rough stone used in prehistoric cultures as a monument or building block

mega·lith·ic play \ˌme-gə-ˈli-thik\ adjective

Illustration of megalith

1853

First Known Use of megalith

1853


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