solfatara

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English[edit]

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a solfatara in New Zealand

Etymology[edit]

From Solfatara, the name of a volcano near Naples, from Italian solfo ‎(sulphur).

Noun[edit]

solfatara ‎(plural solfataras or solfatare)

  1. An area of volcanic activity that gives off sulfurous steam. [from 18th c.]
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 24:
      Holmes calls these active vents solfataras, so evidently we are at the type locality for this kind of thing.
    • 2000, Tony Waltham, Geyser watching, Geology Today Vol. 16, Iss. 3, p. 97:
      Vents that produce steam alone are fumaroles, or solfataras if laden with sulphur; impressive, but rarely exciting, they are more common on drier volcanoes than in hydrothermal basins.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin solfatara

Noun[edit]

solfatara f ‎(plural solfatares)

  1. (volcanology) solfatara

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

solfatara f ‎(plural solfatare)

  1. Alternative spelling of zolfatara