gravestone

[greyv-stohn]
noun
a stone marking a grave, usually giving the name, date of death, etc., of the person buried there.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see grave1, stone

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gravestone (ˈɡreɪvˌstəʊn)
 
n
a stone marking a grave and usually inscribed with the name and dates of the person buried

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The work starts with the simplicity of a country gravestone.
Participants learn about the burial practices for those hanged as witches and
  the symbolism behind various gravestone engravings.
In it, the giraffe fearfully approaches a gravestone.
But that will soon change, now that cemetery officials plan to donate a
  gravestone for the slain officer.
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