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[krom-lek] /ˈkrɒm lɛk/

noun, Archaeology.
(no longer in technical use) a megalithic chamber tomb.
a circle of prehistoric standing stones
(no longer in technical usage) a megalithic chamber tomb or dolmen

c.1600, from Welsh, from crom, fem. of crwm “crooked, bent, concave” + llech “(flat) stone.” Applied in Wales and Cornwall to what in Brittany is a dolmen; a cromlech there is a circle of standing stones.


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