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maar

 (mär)
n.
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.]

maar

(mɑː)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maar - a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosionmaar - a flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion; often filled with water
crater, volcanic crater - a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
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Maars are shallow but broad craters formed by explosive excavation into older lithologies during phreatomagmatic eruptions.
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