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  • (n) a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France


  1. The prehistoric Corsicans evidently failed to stop the Shardanes, for many menhir fragments are embedded in the walls of Shardane temples.
  2. His rendering of Andre Derain as a jowly menhir of flesh in a dressing gown is surely one of the great portraits of the century.

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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /