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English definition of “volcano”


noun [C]     /vɒlˈkeɪnəʊ/ (plural volcanoes, volcanos)
B2 a mountain with a large hole at the top which sometimes explodes and produces hot, melted rock and smokeEarthquakes and volcanic eruptionsHills and mountains
volcanic     /vɒlˈkænɪk/ adjective relating to a volcano: volcanic ashEarthquakes and volcanic eruptionsHills and mountains
(Definition of volcano noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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