ignimbrite

noun
ig·​nim·​brite | \ˈig-nəm-ˌbrīt \

Definition of ignimbrite 

: a hard rock formed by solidification of chiefly fine deposits of volcanic ash

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Its largest eruption put down a 200m thick layer of ignimbrite—a frozen foam of volcanic ash, rock, and gas—over much of the central north island. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "How to harden a country that sits on a fault line," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ignimbrite

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ignimbrite

German Ignimbrit, from Latin ignis + imbr- (from imber rain) + German -it -ite entry 1 — more at imbricate

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