plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Sarsen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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