crannog

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noun cran·nog \ˈkra-nəg\

Definition of crannog

  1. :  an artificial fortified island constructed in a lake or marsh originally in prehistoric Ireland and Scotland

Origin and Etymology of crannog

Scottish Gaelic crannag & Irish crannóg


First Known Use: 1608


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