Vulcanian

Vulcanian

[vuhl-key-nee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or associated with Vulcan.
2.
(lowercase) volcanic.
3.
(lowercase) of or pertaining to metalworking.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin Vulcāni(us) of Vulcan + -an

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Vulcan1 (ˈvʌlkən)
 
n
Greek counterpart: Hephaestus the Roman god of fire and metalworking
 
Vulcanian1
 
adj

Vulcan2 (ˈvʌlkən)
 
n
a hypothetical planet once thought to lie within the orbit of Mercury
 
Vulcanian2
 
adj

vulcanian (vʌlˈkeɪnɪən)
 
adj
geology
 a.  of or relating to a volcanic eruption characterized by the explosive discharge of fine ash and large irregular fragments of solidified or viscous lava
 b.  a less common word for volcanic
 
[C17: after Vulcan]

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