soffione

noun
sof·fi·o·ne | \ˌsäfēˈōnē, ˌsōf-, -ō(ˌ)nā\
plural soffioni\-ō(ˌ)nē \

Definition of soffione 

: a jet of steam usually accompanied by other vapors that issues from the ground in a volcanic region

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History and Etymology for soffione

Italian, from augmentative of soffio puff, blast, from soffiare to blow, from Latin sufflare to inflate, blow upon

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