[ ah-soh ]
/ ˈɑ soʊ /


Mount, a volcanic mountain in Japan, in central Kyushu, noted for its vast caldera. 5223 feet (1593 meters).
Also called A·so·san [ah-soh-sahn] /ˌɑ soʊˈsɑn/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aso

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

    The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
  • The dogs (aso)are surly, ill-kept creatures of mongrel breed.

    The Tinguian|Fay-Cooper Cole
  • 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

/ (ˈɑːsəʊ) /


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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