[ uh-sah-muh; Japanese ah-sah-mah ]
/ əˈsɑ mə; Japanese ɑˈsɑ mɑ /
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Mount Asama, a volcano in central Honshu, northwest of Tokyo: one of the largest active volcanoes in Japan. 8,340 feet (2,542 meters).
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Origin of Asama
First recorded in 1875–80; from Japanese
Words nearby Asama
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How to use Asama in a sentence
Asama, an active volcano of Japan, about 50 miles north-west of Tokio, 8260 feet high.
Above us hung in the sky a banner, the great cloud which by day and by night issues from the crater of Asama-yama.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
The most famous of the active volcanoes is Asama-yama in Shinano.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
Of the armoured ships the only one that had been badly hit was the "Asama."Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale