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

  • n. A beehive-shaped stone tomb of Mycenaean Greece, roofed by corbeling and usually built into the side of a hill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dome, or domed building; a cupola.
  • n. A dome-shaped tomb from the Mycenaean period of Ancient Greece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tholus.


Greek, round building with a conical roof.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek θόλος (tholos, "dome") (Wiktionary)



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