megalithic structure

memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
Syn: ↑megalith
Derivationally related forms: ↑megalithic (for: ↑megalith)
Regions: ↑Europe
Hypernyms: ↑memorial, ↑monument
Hyponyms: ↑dolmen, ↑cromlech, ↑portal tomb, ↑menhir, ↑standing stone

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