Definition of fumarole
: a hole in a volcanic region from which hot gases and vapors issue
fumarolicplay \ˌfyü-mə-ˈrō-lik\ adjective
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The area is home to some of the park's geothermal wonders: hot pools, mud pots, and steaming fumaroles.
The only signal could be increasing temperature of fumarole and crater lakes as the crater vent area heats up — but that might not even be necessary.
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Origin and Etymology of fumarole
Italian fumarola, from Italian dialect (Neapolitan), from Late Latin fumariolum vent, from Latin fumarium smoke chamber for aging wine, from fumus
First Known Use: 1811See Words from the same year
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