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volcano

noun [C] uk   /vɒlˈkeɪ.nəʊ/  us   /vɑːlˈkeɪ.noʊ/ (plural volcanoes or volcanos)
B2 a mountain with a large, circular hole at the top through which lava (= hot liquid rock) gases, steam, and dust are or have been forced out: an extinct/dormant volcano an active volcano Erupting volcanoes discharge massive quantities of dust into the stratosphere.
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adjective uk   us   /-ˈkæn.ɪk/
volcanic ash/activity/rock
Translations of “volcano”
in Arabic بُرْكان…
in Korean 화산…
in Malaysian gunung berapi…
in French volcan…
in Turkish yanardağ, volkan…
in Italian vulcano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火山…
in Russian вулкан…
in Polish wulkan…
in Vietnamese núi lửa…
in Spanish volcán…
in Portuguese vulcão…
in Thai ภูเขาไฟ…
in German der Vulkan…
in Catalan volcà…
in Japanese 火山…
in Indonesian gunung berapi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火山…
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