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crannog

[kran-uh g] /ˈkræn əg/
noun
1.
(in ancient Ireland and Scotland) a lake dwelling, usually built on an artificial island.
2.
a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
Also, crannoge
[kran-uh j] /ˈkræn ədʒ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Irish crannóg wooden frame or vessel, pole, crannog, equivalent to crann beam, tree + -óg noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for crannog

crannog

/ˈkrænəɡ/
noun
1.
an ancient Celtic lake or bog dwelling dating from the late Bronze Age to the 16th century ad, often fortified and used as a refuge
Word Origin
C19: from Irish Gaelic crannóg, from Old Irish crann tree
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