noun vol·can \ˈvälkən\

Definition of volcan



  1. :  volcano

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Origin and Etymology of volcan

Spanish volcán, from Portuguese volcão, from Latin Volcanus, Vulcanus, Roman god of fire

First Known Use: 1577

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to cast off or become cast off

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