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mud volcano

noun
1.
a vent in the earth's surface through which escaping gas and vapor issue, causing mud to boil and occasionally to overflow, forming a conical mound around the vent.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for mud volcano

mud volcano

noun
1.
a cone-shaped mound formed from fine mud ejected, with gases and water, from hot springs, geysers, etc, in volcanic regions
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Encyclopedia Article for mud volcano

mound of mud heaved up through overlying sediments. The craters are usually shallow and may intermittently erupt mud. These eruptions continuously rebuild the cones, which are eroded relatively easily.

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