allée couverte


al·​lée cou·​verte
plural allées couvertes
: a passage like a tunnel leading to a neolithic tomb

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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