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A type of tunnel-shaped Neolithic tomb, typically comprising a long rectangular chamber, found especially in central and northern France.
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.
allée couverte/aˌleɪ kʊˈvɛːt/
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