crannog

noun
cran·nog | \ ˈkra-nəg \

Definition of crannog 

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

First Known Use of crannog

1608, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crannog

Scottish Gaelic crannag & Irish crannóg

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