sarsen

noun
sar·​sen | \ ˈsärsᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of sarsen

: a large loose residual mass of stone left after the erosion of a once continuous bed or layer specifically : one of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs

called also druid stone

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History and Etymology for sarsen

short for sarsen stone, alteration of Saracen stone, i.e., a pagan stone or monument

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“Sarsen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarsen. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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