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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very large stone used in various prehistoric architectures or monumental styles, notably in western Europe during the second millennium BC.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A great stone; specifically, a stone of great size used in constructive work or as a monument, as in ancient Cyclopean and so-called Druidic or Celtic remains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A large stone; especially, a large stone used in constructing ancient monuments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaeology A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size.
  • noun A large stone used in such a construction.

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

  • noun memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)

Etymologies

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From mega- + -lith.

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