volcano

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English[edit]

Volcano on an island (Stromboli)
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Etymology[edit]

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

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volcano (plural volcanoes or volcanos)

  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.
  2. A kind of firework producing an upward plume of sparks.

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Verb[edit]

volcano (third-person singular simple present volcanos or volcanoes, present participle volcanoing, simple past and past participle volcanoed)

  1. to erupt; to burst forth
    • 1951, Phyllis Hambledon, Nobody's Child
      She shrank back, the words volcanoed, words that stabbed again, and yet again
    • 2012, George Pratt, ‎Peter Lambrou, ‎John David Mann, Code to Joy: The Four-Step Solution to Unlocking Your Natural State of Happiness
      Startled, you look up at the horizon just in time to see a gigantic plume of ash and dust volcanoing up into the sky and spreading out to form a gigantic cloud that will persist for days, weeks, perhaps years.

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