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cinder cone

[ sin-der kohn ]
/ ˈsɪn dər ˌkoʊn /
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noun Geology.
a conical volcano with a low, steep profile, having been formed mostly by the cinders or scoria that fall from lava that has violently spewed into the air and broken into fragments. Cinder cones are often found on the flanks of shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, and calderas.
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Also called sco·ri·a cone [skawr-ee-uh-kohn] /ˈskɔr i ə ˌkoʊn/ .

Origin of cinder cone

First recorded in 1840–50
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Scientific definitions for cinder cone

cinder cone
[ sĭndər ]

A steep, conical hill consisting of glassy volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent. Cinder cones range in size from tens to hundreds of meters tall.
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