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lapillus

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noun, la·pil·lus \lə-ˈpi-ləs\

Definition of lapillus

plural lapilliplay \-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\

  1. :  a small stony or glassy fragment of lava ejected in a volcanic eruption



Origin of lapillus

Latin, diminutive of lapis


First Known Use: 1747

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