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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Origin and Etymology of soffione
Italian, from augmentative of soffio puff, blast, from soffiare to blow, from Latin sufflare to inflate, blow upon
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