(Crom"lech) n. [W. cromlech; crom bending or bent, concave + llech a flat stone; akin to Ir.
cromleac.] (Archæol.) A monument of rough stones composed of one or more large ones supported in a
horizontal position upon others. They are found chiefly in countries inhabited by the ancient Celts, and
are of a period anterior to the introduction of Christianity into these countries.
(Cro*mor"na) n. [F. cromorne (cf. It. cromorno0, fr. G. krummhorn crooked horn, cornet,
an organ pipe turned like a trumpet; krumm crooked + horn horn.] (Mus.) A certain reed stop in the
organ, of a quality of tone resembling that of the oboe. [Corruptly written cromona.]
(Crone) n. [OD. kronie, karonie, an old sheep, OF. carogne, F. charogne, carrion (also F. carogne
illnatured woman.). See Carrion, and Crony.]
1. An old ewe. [Obs.] Tusser.
2. An old woman; usually in contempt.
But still the crone was constant to her note.
3. An old man; especially, a man who talks and acts like an old woman. [R.]
The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel, . . . which his master had given him.
A few old battered crones of office.