stratovolcano

noun
stra·​to·​vol·​ca·​no | \ ˌstra-tō-väl-ˈkā-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce stratovolcano (audio) , ˌstrā-, -vȯl- \

Definition of stratovolcano

: a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows — see volcano illustration

Examples of stratovolcano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weather presents another major problem: Mount Hood is a solo stratovolcano plopped in a maritime climate with a prominence of 7,706 feet above an endless sea of Douglas fir. Outside Online, 29 May 2022 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 This ride circumnavigates an active 8,000-foot stratovolcano on the North Island and includes 4,600 feet of elevation gain. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2019 Mount Edgecumbe is a 3,200-foot stratovolcano located on Kruzof Island, about 15 miles west of Sitka. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stratovolcano

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stratovolcano

New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano

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The first known use of stratovolcano was in 1894

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23 Jul 2022

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“Stratovolcano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stratovolcano. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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