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[ah-soh] /ˈɑ soʊ/
Mount, a volcanic mountain in Japan, in central Kyushu, noted for its vast caldera. 5223 feet (1593 meters).
Also called Asosan [ah-soh-sahn] /ˌɑ soʊˈsɑn/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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  • The dogs (Aso)are surly, ill-kept creatures of mongrel breed.

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  • Aso san, the monster crater of Japan, largest by far in the world, is fourteen miles long by ten wide and contains many farms.

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  • For the accomplishment of his ends he leagued himself with Aso, the queen of Ethiopia, and seventy-two other conspirators.

British Dictionary definitions for Aso


a group of five volcanic cones in Japan on central Kyushu, one of which, Naka-dake, has the largest crater in the world, between 16 km (10 miles) and 24 km (15 miles) in diameter. Highest cone: 1592 m (5223 ft) Also called Asosan (ˌɑːsəʊˈsɑːn)
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