Definition of karst
: an irregular limestone region with sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns
karsticplay \ˈkär-stik\ adjective
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The Li River, China, to see the fantastic tower karst that appears in much Chinese art 48.
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Origin and Etymology of karst
German, from Slovene dialect or Croatian dialect kras, kars, type of rock, region composed of such rock
First Known Use: 1902
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Definition of Karst for English Language Learners
: area in Slovenia and Italy
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