[ sahr-suhn ]
/ ˈsɑr sən /
any of numerous large sandstone blocks or fragments found in south-central England, probably remnants of eroded Tertiary beds.
IS YOUR VOCABULARY AS STRONG AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT? TRY THIS QUIZ TO SEE!
It may seem like fun and games but this quiz that uses vocab from popular stories will determine how much you know.
Question 1 of 10
Origin of sarsen
1635–45; syncopated variant of Saracen, short for Saracen boulder Druid stone
Words nearby sarsen
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for sarsen
/ (ˈsɑːsən) /
geology a boulder of silicified sandstone, probably of Tertiary age, found in large numbers in S England
such a stone used in a megalithic monument
Also called: greywether
Word Origin for sarsen
C17: probably a variant of Saracen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012