[ kran-uh g ]
/ ˈkræn əg /


(in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island.
a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
Also cran·noge [kran-uh j] /ˈkræn ədʒ/.

Origin of crannog

1850–55; < Irish crannóg wooden frame or vessel, pole, crannog, equivalent to crann beam, tree + -óg noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for crannog


crannoge (ˈkrænədʒ)

/ (ˈkrænəɡ) /


an ancient Celtic lake or bog dwelling dating from the late Bronze Age to the 16th century ad, often fortified and used as a refuge

Word Origin for crannog

C19: from Irish Gaelic crannóg, from Old Irish crann tree
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