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karst

 (kärst)
n.
An area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns.

[German, after the Karst, a limestone plateau near Trieste (where geologists first studied karstic landscapes) .]

karst′ic adj.

karst

(kɑːst)
n
(Physical Geography) (modifier) denoting the characteristic scenery of a limestone region, including underground streams, gorges, etc
[C19: German, from Karst, limestone plateau near Trieste]
ˈkarstic adj

karst

(kɑrst)

n.
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
[1900–05; < German, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau N of Trieste]
karst′ic, adj.

karst

Limestone landscape with a largely bare, rocky surface and rivers that flow through underground caves.
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