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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

karstic

play \ˈkär-stik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology 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\

Simple Definition of Karst

  • : area in Slovenia and Italy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full 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

Carso

play \ˈkär-(ˌ)sō\

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