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karst

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noun \ˈkärst\

Definition of karst

  1. :  an irregular limestone region with sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns

karst·ic play \ˈkär-stik\ adjective


Origin of karst

German, from Slovene dialect or Croatian dialect kras, kars, type of rock, region composed of such rock


First Known Use: 1902


Karst

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geographical name \ˈkärst\

Definition of Karst

  1. limestone plateau NE of Istrian Peninsula in W Slovenia extending into E Italy



Variants of karst

or Kras play \ˈkräs\ or Italian Car·so play \ˈkär-(ˌ)sō\

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