tephra

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noun teph·ra \ˈte-frə\

Definition of tephra

  1. :  solid material ejected into the air during a volcanic eruption; especially :  2ash 2b

Origin and Etymology of tephra

New Latin, from Greek, ashes; akin to Sanskrit dahati it burns — more at foment


First Known Use: circa 1944


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