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peristalith

[puh-ris-tl-ith]
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noun
  1. a group of stones encircling a mound, dolmen, or the like.

Origin of peristalith

1880–85; < Greek perísta(tos) surrounded (verbid of periístanai to stand round, equivalent to peri- peri- + sta-, base of histánai to stand + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -lith
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  • Peristalith, pe-ris′ta-lith, n. a series of standing stones surrounding a barrow or burial-mound.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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