Definition of cromlech in English:

cromlech

noun

  • 1(in Wales) a megalithic tomb consisting of a large flat stone laid on upright ones; a dolmen.

    • ‘The stones were not dolmens or cromlechs.’
    • ‘Everywhere you go in Ireland there are standing stones, circles, cromlechs and tumuli.’
    • ‘They were the so called Megalithic People, the builders of dolmens, cromlechs and other monuments over or to their dead.’
    • ‘Her grandfather Thomas Rogers lived at Devil's Den Cottage close to the cromlech at Clatford just west of Marlborough.’
  • 2(in Brittany) a circle of standing stones.

Origin

Welsh, from crom, feminine of crwm arched + llech flat stone; cromlech is via French from Breton krommlec'h.

Pronunciation:

cromlech

/ˈkrɒmlɛk/