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cutaway of an erupting volcano

vol·ca·no

 (vŏl-kā′nō)
n. pl. vol·ca·noes or vol·ca·nos
1.
a. An opening in the earth's crust from which lava, ash, and hot gases flow or are ejected during an eruption.
b. A similar opening on the surface of another celestial object.
2. A usually cone-shaped mountain formed from the materials issuing from such an opening.

[Italian, from Spanish volcán or Portuguese volcão, both probably from Latin volcānus, vulcānus, fire, flames, from Volcānus, Vulcan.]
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volcano

(vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ)
n, pl -noes or -nos
1. (Physical Geography) an opening in the earth's crust from which molten lava, rock fragments, ashes, dust, and gases are ejected from below the earth's surface
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain formed from volcanic material ejected from a vent in a central crater
[C17: from Italian, from Latin Volcānus Vulcan1, whose forges were believed to be responsible for volcanic rumblings]
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vol•ca•no

(vɒlˈkeɪ noʊ)

n., pl. -noes, -nos.
1. a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.
2. a mountain or hill, usu. having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a vent from the ash and lava expelled through it.
[1605–15; < Italian < Latin Volcānus, variant of Vulcānus Vulcan]
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vol·ca·no

(vŏl-kā′nō)
1. An opening in the Earth's crust from which lava, ash, and hot gases flow or are thrown out during an eruption.
2. A usually cone-shaped mountain formed by the materials that flowed or were thrown out from such an opening. See more at tectonic boundary.
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A hole or fissure in the ground from which lava and other volcanic products emerge.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volcano - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases eruptvolcano - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
eructation, extravasation, eruption - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
active - (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"
2.volcano - a mountain formed by volcanic materialvolcano - a mountain formed by volcanic material
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
crater, volcanic crater - a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
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volcano

noun

Volcanoes

Antisana, Apo, Askja, Cameroon, Chimborazo, Citlaltépetl, Corcovado, Cotopaxi, Egmont, Elgon, El Misti, Erciyas Dagi, Erebus, Etna, Fuji, Haleakala, Hekla, Helgafell, Huascarán or Huascán, Iliamna, Ixtaccihuatl or Iztaccihuatl, Katmai, Kazbek, Kenya, Krakatoa or Krakatau, Lassen Peak, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Mayon, Mount St. Helens, Nevado de Colima, Nevado de Toluca, Paricutín, Pelée, Popocatépetl, Santa Maria, Semeru or Semeroe, Soufrière, Stromboli, Suribachi, Taal, Tambora, Teide or Teyde, Tolima, Tristan da Cunha, Vesuvius
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Translations
вулкан
sopkavulkán
vulkan
vulkano
vulkaan
آتش‌فشان
tulivuori
vulkan
vulkántűzhányó
eldfjall
噴火口
화산
ugnikalnisvulkanasvulkaninis
vulkāns
sopkavulkán
vulkanognjenik
vulkan
ภูเขาไฟ
вулкан
núi lửa

volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] N (volcanoes or volcanos (pl)) → volcán m
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volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] [volcanoes] (pl) nvolcan m
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volcano

nVulkan m
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volcano

[vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ] n (volcanoes (pl)) → vulcano
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volcano

(volˈkeinəu) plural volˈcanoes noun
a hill or mountain with an opening through which molten rock, ashes etc periodically erupt, or have erupted in the past, from inside the earth. The village was destroyed when the volcano erupted.
volˈcanic (-ˈkӕ-) adjective
of, like, or produced by, a volcano. volcanic rock.
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volcano

بُرْكان sopka vulkan Vulkan ηφαίστειο volcán tulivuori volcan vulkan vulcano 噴火口 화산 vulkaan vulkan wulkan vulcão вулкан vulkan ภูเขาไฟ volkan núi lửa 火山
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