maar(redirected from Maare)
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A broad, shallow, generally flat-floored volcanic crater of explosive origin that is often filled with water.
[German, from Vulgar Latin *mara, standing water, lake, from Latin mare, sea; see mare2.]
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n, pl maars or maare (ˈmɑːrə)
(Physical Geography) (sometimes capital) a coneless volcanic crater that has been formed by a single explosion
[C19: from German]
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|Noun||1.||maar - a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion; often filled with water|
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