menhir definition

  • noun:
    • See standing rock.
    • one high standing rock as a monument, particularly of prehistoric times.
    • a sizable rock set upright in olden times as a memorial or memorial. Many, of unknown day, are located in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.
    • In archaeology, one of a class of monumental rocks of better or less antiquity, present differing of European countries, additionally in Africa as well as in areas of Asia, especially in the Khassian hills.
    • a tall upright megalith; discovered mostly in England and northern France

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