|nuée ardente (ˈnyeɪ ɑːˈdɑ̃t)|
|See also ignimbrite a rapidly moving turbulent incandescent cloud of gas, ash, and rock fragments flowing close to the ground after violent ejection from a volcano|
|[C20: from French, literally: burning cloud]|
|nuée ardente (n-ā' ār-däɴt') Pronunciation Key
Plural nuées ardentes (n-āz' ār-däɴt')
A fast moving gaseous cloud of hot ashes and other material thrown out from an erupting volcano. Nuées ardentes are often incandescent.