plinian eruption

plinian eruption

noun
a volcanic eruption in which a stream of gas and ash is violently ejected to a height of several miles 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: plinian
Next Definition: plink
Words Near: plinian eruption
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for plinian eruption
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing plinian eruption
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature