cromlech

noun
crom·​lech | \ ˈkräm-ˌlek How to pronounce cromlech (audio) \

Definition of cromlech

1 : dolmen
2 : a circle of monoliths usually enclosing a dolmen or mound

First Known Use of cromlech

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cromlech

Welsh, literally, bent stone

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“Cromlech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cromlech. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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