karst

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From German Karst. The German term most likely derives from the Slovene placename Kras (the Karst Plateau), although some scholars dispute this.

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karst (plural karsts)

  1. (geology) A type of land formation, usually with many caves formed through the dissolving of limestone by underground drainage.
    • 1978, M. M. Sweeting, “The Karst of Kweilin, Southern China,” The Geographical Journal, vol. 144, no. 2, p. 200:
      In the time available to us on our geomorphological tour we were not able to see the higher and younger karsts of Kweichow and Yunnan and Kunming.
    • 2009, Katherine Harmon, “Top 10 New Species Discovered in 2008,” ScientificAmerican.com, May 29, 2009:
      The shells are just 0.04 inch (one millimeter) long and were found on a karst formation where conditions are damp, but the snails that inhabit them have yet to be observed.

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karst m (plural karsts)

  1. (geology) karst

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karst n

  1. (geology) karst

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karst m (plural karstes)

  1. (geology) karst

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