stratovolcano

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noun stra·to·vol·ca·no \ˌstra-tō-väl-ˈkā-(ˌ)nō, ˌstrā-, -vȯl-\

Definition of stratovolcano

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

Origin and Etymology of stratovolcano

New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano


First Known Use: 1937


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