E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A name given in France to what we term cromlechs. These ancient remains are often called by the rural population devils tables, fairies tables, and so on. (Celtic, stone tables.) It consists of a slab resting on unhewn upright stones. Plural dolmens (dol, a table; men, a stone).
The Indian dolmens may be said to be identical with those of Western Europe.J. Lubbock: Prehistoric Times, chap. v. p. 129.