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solfatara

[sohl-fuh-tahr-uh, sol-] /ˌsoʊl fəˈtɑr ə, ˌsɒl-/
noun, Geology
1.
a fumarole that gives off only sulfurous gases.
Origin of solfatara
1770-1780
1770-80; < Italian (Neapolitan) solfatara, derivative of solfo < Latin sulfur; see sulfur
Related forms
solfataric, adjective
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solfatara

/ˌsɒlfəˈtɑːrə/
noun
1.
a volcanic vent emitting only sulphurous gases and water vapour or sometimes hot mud
Derived Forms
solfataric, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: a sulphurous volcano near Naples, from solfosulphur
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