Definition of allée couverte in English:

allée couverte

noun

Archaeology
  • A type of tunnel-shaped Neolithic tomb, typically comprising a long rectangular chamber, found especially in central and northern France.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. From French allée couverte from allée + couverte, feminine of couvert covered.

Pronunciation

allée couverte

/aˌleɪ kʊˈvɛːt/