caldera

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English[edit]

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The caldera of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines.

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish caldera (cauldron), from Latin caldāria (warm bath).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kælˈdɛə.ɹə/, /ˈkɔːl.də.ɹə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kælˈdɛɹ.ə/

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caldera (plural calderas)

  1. (volcanology) A large crater formed by a volcanic explosion or by collapse of the cone of a volcano.

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caldāria (warm bath), from Latin caldus, from calidus (warm).

Noun[edit]

caldera f (plural calderas)

  1. cauldron
  2. boiler
  3. (geology) caldera

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