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Stonehenge

Syllabification: Stone·henge
Pronunciation: /ˈstōnˌhen(d)ZH/

Definition of Stonehenge in English:

A megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Completed in several constructional phases from circa 2950 bc, it was probably used for ritual purposes.

Origin

from Old English stān 'stone' + an element related to hengan 'to hang'.

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