allée couverte

noun

al·​lée cou·​verte
(¦)aˌlāˌküˈvert
plural allées couvertes
-ā(z)ˌk-
: a passage like a tunnel leading to a neolithic tomb

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, covered passage

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allée couverte was in 1846

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“Allée couverte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%C3%A9e%20couverte. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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