pelelith

noun pe·le·lith \pə̇ˈlāˌlith\

Definition of pelelith

plural

-s

  1. :  a plug or spine of vesicular or pumiceous lava thrust upward in the throat of a volcano

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of pelelith

Mount Pelée, volcano in Martinique + English -lith


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pelelith? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!