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[French, from Breton : men, stone (from Middle Breton) + hir, long (from Middle Breton).]
(Archaeology) a single standing stone, often carved, dating from the middle Bronze Age in the British Isles and from the late Neolithic Age in W Europe
[C19: from Breton men stone + hir long]
an upright monumental stone found chiefly in Cornwall and Brittany.
[1830–40; < Breton men hir literally, long stone]
an upright, monumental stone, as a cromlech, standing by itself or in a group or circle with others.See also: Stones
A prehistoric monument consisting of a single large standing stone, found especially in the British Isles and northern France.