soffione

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

Definition of soffione

plural

soffioni

\-ō(ˌ)nē\
  1. :  a jet of steam usually accompanied by other vapors that issues from the ground in a volcanic region

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Origin and Etymology of soffione

Italian, from augmentative of soffio puff, blast, from soffiare to blow, from Latin sufflare to inflate, blow upon — more at sufflate


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