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solfatara

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noun sol·fa·ta·ra \ˌsōl-fə-ˈtär-ə\

Definition of solfatara

  1. :  a volcanic area or vent that yields only hot vapors and sulfurous gases



Origin of solfatara

Italian, sulfur mine, from solfo sulfur, from Latin sulfur


First Known Use: 1777

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