megalith

[ meg-uh-lith ]
/ ˈmɛg ə lɪθ /

noun

a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs.

Origin of megalith

First recorded in 1850–55; mega- + -lith

Related forms

meg·a·lith·ic, adjectivepre·meg·a·lith·ic, adjective
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megalith

/ (ˈmɛɡəlɪθ) /

noun

a stone of great size, esp one forming part of a prehistoric monumentSee also alignment (def. 6), circle (def. 11)

Derived Forms

megalithic, adjective
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