Definition of stratovolcano
: a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows — see volcano illustration
Recent Examples of stratovolcano from the Web
Gaua is a stratovolcano that produced numerous eruptions, most recently in 1982 (VEI 2), but there have been frequent VEI 2 eruptions over the last 50 years.
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Origin and Etymology of stratovolcano
New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano
First Known Use: 1937
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