volcano

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From Italian vulcano, from Latin Vulcanus (Vulcan) the Roman god of fire and metalworking.

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volcano (plural volcanos or volcanoes)

  1. A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface.

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