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dolmen a megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France. The word is recorded from the mid 19th century and comes from French, perhaps via Breton from Cornish tolmen ‘hole of a stone’.

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dolmen Megalithic monument comprising a stone lintel supported by upright stones. Dolmens were originally used as burial chambers and covered by a barrow. They are most common in Cornwall, sw England, and Brittany, nw France.

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dolmen. Prehistoric enclosure (usually a tomb-chamber) formed by three or more upright megaliths supporting a large flat horizontal stone usually covered with earth to form a tumulus. Also known as a cromlech.

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dolmen (dŏl´mĕn, dōl–) [Breton,=stone table], burial chamber consisting of two or more upright stone slabs supporting a capstone or table, typical of the Neolithic period in Europe. See megalithic monuments.

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dolmen cromlech. — F., perh. improperly f. Bret. taol table, maen stone (the Bret. form being taolvaen), or repr. the Corn. comp. cited as tolmēn ‘hole of stone’ in 1754.

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dol·men / ˈdōlmən; ˈdäl-/ • n. a megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France.

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