cromlech

noun

crom·​lech ˈkräm-ˌlek How to pronounce cromlech (audio)
1
: dolmen
2
: a circle of monoliths usually enclosing a dolmen or mound

Word History

Etymology

Welsh, literally, bent stone

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cromlech was in 1695

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“Cromlech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cromlech. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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