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megalith

noun [C]     /ˈmeɡ.ə.lɪθ/
a large stone, sometimes forming part of a group or circle, thought to have been important to people in the Stone Age for social or religious reasonsPrehistory megalithic     /ˌmeɡ.əˈlɪθ.ɪk/ adjective megalithic monuments megalithic times (= the period when megaliths were important)Prehistory
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