Definition of peristalith in US English:

peristalith

noun

Archaeology
  • A ring or row of standing stones surrounding a burial mound, cairn, etc.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Irregularly from ancient Greek περίστατος standing round (from περι- + στατός: see -stat) + λίθος stone. The expected form would be peristatolith.

Pronunciation

peristalith

/pɪˈrɪstəlɪθ/