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volcanic glass

noun
1.
a natural glass produced when molten lava cools very rapidly; obsidian.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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volcanic glass

noun
1.
any of several glassy volcanic igneous rocks, such as obsidian and pitchstone
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volcanic glass  
Natural glass produced by the cooling of molten lava too quickly to permit crystallization. Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass.
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