cinder cone

noun

Definition of cinder cone

: a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent — see volcano illustration

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The massive form of Mount Baldy (11,403 feet), Blue Ridge Mountain (7,656 feet) and numerous cinder cone volcanoes jut above seemingly endless swaths of trees. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Arizona hike: Shady, easy-to-navigate forest trail leads to big mountain views," 21 June 2019 Beyond the end of the road lies Mauna Loa's wilderness area, where backpackers encounter freezing nights and rough lava trails amid volcanic wonders: barren lava twisted into nightmarish shapes, cinder cones, gaping pits. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park," 15 July 2019 Visitors can explore the cinder cones, caldera, and lava flows on foot and by car or helicopter. Katie Knorovsky, National Geographic, "Discover the best places to witness the wonder of volcanoes," 23 Apr. 2019 Red Mountain is one of several hundred cinder cones that dot the landscape around Flagstaff. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly hikes around Arizona: Hit the trail with your family this summer," 28 June 2018 Susan Schmierer, 65, and William Schmierer, 64, tourists from Virginia on a cross-country road trip to Palm Springs, were last seen June 2 near the 250-foot-high volcanic cinder cone surrounded by a field of black lava rocks off Interstate 40. Javier Panzar, latimes.com, "Extreme heat hampers search for tourist missing in Mojave Desert after companion is found dead," 10 July 2018 The park is littered with volcanic rock and cinder cones from past eruptions. Mark Arsenault, BostonGlobe.com, "A beach agnostic’s guide to Hawaii," 13 June 2018 Hike around the trio of volcanic cinder cones, created 150,000 years ago by the Rio Grande rift, on a three-mile loop trail. Sunset, "This Southwestern Road Trip Is Filled with Hidden Gems," 22 Jan. 2018 The 1,000-foot cinder cone blew ash and debris for miles before liquid rock oozed from its western base and formed the Bonito Lava Flow. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Volcanoes in Arizona: Sunset Crater hike shows off eruption's aftermath," 12 June 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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