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volcano

noun [C]  /vɑlˈkeɪ·noʊ, vɔl-/ ( plural volcanoes or volcanos) us  
a mountain made from burned materials that may throw out hot rocks and lava (= hot liquid rock) from a hole in its top
volcanic
adjective [not gradable]  /vɑlˈkæn·ɪk, vɔl-/ us  
volcanic ash/rock
Translations of “volcano”
in Korean 화산…
in Arabic بُرْكان…
in French volcan…
in Turkish yanardağ, volkan…
in Italian vulcano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火山…
in Russian вулкан…
in Polish wulkan…
in Spanish volcán…
in Portuguese vulcão…
in German der Vulkan…
in Catalan volcà…
in Japanese 火山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火山…
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