Welsh, literally, bent stone
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“Cromlech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cromlech. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cromlech
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