solfatara

noun
sol·​fa·​ta·​ra | \ ˌsōl-fə-ˈtär-ə How to pronounce solfatara (audio) \

Definition of solfatara

: a volcanic area or vent that yields only hot vapors and sulfurous gases

First Known Use of solfatara

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solfatara

Italian, sulfur mine, from solfo sulfur, from Latin sulfur

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“Solfatara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solfatara. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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