cinder cone


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

Examples of cinder cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of these is the Slate Mountain section—an area of high volcanic peaks, cinder cones, wide parks knee-high with rich yellow gramma grass. Jack O'Connor, Outdoor Life, 26 June 2024 Wizard Island is the small cinder cone that formed inside the caldera a few hundred years after the massive eruption. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 17 June 2024 Turrell is converting Roden Crater, a volcanic cinder cone, into a celestial observatory. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2024 Arco and its lab sit 19 miles northeast of Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, a volcanic landscape of lava flows, exposed fissures and cinder cones that’s commemorating its 100th birthday this year. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for cinder cone 

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinder cone was in 1849

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“Cinder cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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