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cinder cone

noun, Geology.
1.
a small, conical volcano built of ash and cinders.
Origin of cinder cone
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Nor did these people neglect the gods, for in this crater town, as in the cinder-cone town, a place of worship was prepared.

Contemporary definitions for cinder-cone
noun

a conically shaped hill formed from volcanic ash and cinders

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geology

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cinder cone
  (sĭn'dər)   
A steep, conical hill consisting of glassy volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent. Cinder cones range in size from tens to hundreds of meters tall.
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