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volcanonoun [C]

uk   /vɒlˈkeɪ.nəʊ/  us   /vɑːlˈkeɪ.noʊ/ (plural volcanoes or volcanos)
B2 a ​mountain with a ​large, ​circularhole at the ​top through which ​lava (= ​hotliquidrock)gases, ​steam, and ​dust are or have been ​forced out: an ​extinct/​dormant volcano an ​active volcano Erupting volcanoes ​dischargemassivequantities of ​dust into the stratosphere.

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volcanic
adjective uk   us   /-ˈkæn.ɪk/
volcanic ​ash/​activity/​rock
(Definition of volcano from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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volcanonoun [C]

 us   /vɑlˈkeɪ·noʊ, vɔl-/ (plural volcanoes or volcanos)
a ​mountain made from ​burnedmaterials that may ​throw out ​hotrocks and ​lava (= ​hotliquidrock) from a ​hole in ​itstop
volcanic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /vɑlˈkæn·ɪk, vɔl-/
volcanic ​ash/​rock
(Definition of volcano from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “volcano”
in Korean 화산…
in Arabic بُرْكان…
in Malaysian gunung berapi…
in French volcan…
in Russian вулкан…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火山…
in Italian vulcano…
in Turkish yanardağ, volkan…
in Polish wulkan…
in Spanish volcán…
in Vietnamese núi lửa…
in Portuguese vulcão…
in Thai ภูเขาไฟ…
in German der Vulkan…
in Catalan volcà…
in Japanese 火山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火山…
in Indonesian gunung berapi…
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