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Meaning of CROMLECH

Pronunciation:  'krâmlek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a prehistoric megalith typically having two upright stones and a capstone
 

CROMLECH is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: dolmen
 
 See Also: megalith, megalithic structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Crom"lech\ (kr[o^]m"l[e^]k), n. [W. cromlech; crom
bending or bent, concave + llech a flat stone; akin to Ir.
cromleac.] (Arch[ae]ol.)
A monument of rough stones composed of one or more large ones
supported in a horizontal position upon others. They are
found chiefly in countries inhabited by the ancient Celts,
and are of a period anterior to the introduction of
Christianity into these countries.

 

 

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