noun \ˈkärst\

Definition of KARST

:  an irregular limestone region with sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns
karst·ic \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


geographical name \ˈkärst\

Definition of KARST

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

Variants of KARST

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


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