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volcano

vol·ca·no

volcano

 
 
pronunciation:
val keI no
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part of speech: noun
inflections: volcanoes, volcanos
definition 1: a vent in the earth's crust through which molten rock, ash, gases, and the like are expelled.
Lava spilled out of the volcano.
definition 2: a mountain or hill, usu. forming a crater, created around such a vent by the discharge expelled from it.
Many of Japan's mountains are volcanoes.You can hike to the top of the volcano since it's not active.
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In Roman mythology, Volcanus was the blacksmith of the Roman gods. He forged thunderbolts from his fire.
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include the study of volcanoes
similar to volcano
some actions of volcanos
some descriptions of volcanos
some parts of volcanos