from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See portal tomb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a prehistoric megalithic tomb consisting of a capstone supported by two or more upright stones, most having originally been covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cromlech. See cromlech.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A structure consisting of one large unhewn stone restingontwo or more unhewn stones placed erect in the earth: a term also frequently used as synonymous with cromlech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone


French, from Breton *taolvean : *taol, alteration (influenced by taol, table) of tol, key + men, stone; see menhir.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps incorrectly fabricated[clarification needed] from Breton taol maen ("stone table"): taol ("table") + maen ("stone"). See also menhir. (Wiktionary)



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