allée couverte

noun
al·​lée cou·​verte | \ (¦)aˌlāˌküˈvert \
plural allées couvertes\ -​ā(z)ˌk-​ \

Definition of allée couverte

: a passage like a tunnel leading to a neolithic tomb

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First Known Use of allée couverte

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allée couverte

French, literally, covered passage

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“Allée couverte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%C3%A9e%20couverte. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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