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Word of the Day 10/19/21 Dolmen

Dolmen (noun)
dolmen [ dohl-men, -muhn, dol- ]


noun Archaeology.
1. a structure usually regarded as a tomb, consisting of two or more large, upright stones set with a space between and capped by a horizontal stone.

Also called portal tomb .

Compare chamber tomb.

OTHER WORDS FROM DOLMEN
dol·men·ic [dohl-men-ik, dol-], adjective

Origin: 1855–60; < French < Cornish, lenited form of tolmen hole of stone (taken by French archeologists to mean cromlech)

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