strombolian

adjective, often capitalized
strom·​bo·​li·​an | \ strämˈbōlēən \

Definition of strombolian

: relating to volcanic eruptions that explode violently and eject incandescent dust, scoria, and bombs with little water vapor

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History and Etymology for strombolian

Stromboli, volcano in the Lipari islands + English -an

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“Strombolian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strombolian. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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