gravestone

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Paul Harro-Harring grave in Jersey.jpg

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From Middle English graveston, gravestone, gravestan, equivalent to grave +‎ stone.

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gravestone (plural gravestones)

  1. A stone slab set at the head of a grave.
    Synonyms: headstone, tombstone
    • 2005, William J. Roulston, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, Ulster Historical Foundation (→ISBN), page 41:
      The value of gravestone inscriptions for ancestral research has long been recognised. The discovery of a single gravestone may provide more information on the history of a family than could be gleaned from []

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gravestone

  1. Alternative form of graveston