cist

noun
\ ˈsist , ˈkist \

Definition of cist 

: a neolithic or Bronze Age burial chamber typically lined with stone

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First Known Use of cist

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cist

Welsh, chest, from Latin cista

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