karstic

karst

[kahrst]
noun Geology.
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.

Origin:
1900–05; < German, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau north of Trieste

karstic, adjective
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karst (kɑːst)
 
n
(modifier) denoting the characteristic scenery of a limestone region, including underground streams, gorges, etc
 
[C19: German, from Karst, limestone plateau near Trieste]
 
'karstic
 
adj

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