Definition of lapillus
lapilliplay \lə-ˈpi-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\
: a small stony or glassy fragment of lava ejected in a volcanic eruption
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This eruption would technically be a vulcanian eruption according to MVO and prevailing winds prevented ash or lapilli from falling on the eastern half of Montserrat.
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Origin and Etymology of lapillus
Latin, diminutive of lapis
First Known Use: 1747See Words from the same year
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