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gravestone

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡreɪv.stəʊn/ us    /-stoʊn/
a stone that shows where a dead person is buried, usually with the name and the years of birth and death of that person written on it
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Translations of “gravestone”
in Korean 묘비…
in Arabic شاهِد القَبْر…
in Portuguese lápide…
in Catalan làpida…
in Japanese 墓石, 墓碑…
in Italian lapide…
in Chinese (Traditional) 墓碑…
in Russian надгробие…
in Turkish mezar taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 墓碑…
in Polish nagrobek, kamień nagrobny…
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