- a small, conical volcano built of ash and cinders.
Origin of cinder cone
First recorded in 1840–50
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Nor did these people neglect the gods, for in this crater town, as in the cinder-cone town, a place of worship was prepared.Canyons of the Colorado
J. W. Powell
- 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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