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crater lake


noun

a body of water occupying a roughly circular, steep-sided volcanic crater or caldera.

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crassulaceous, crassus, cratch, crate, crater, crater lake, crater lake national park, crater mound, cratered, craterlet, craters of the moon

Origin of crater lake

First recorded in 1875–80

Definition for crater lake (2 of 2)

Crater Lake


noun

a lake in the crater of an extinct volcano in SW Oregon, in Crater Lake National Park. 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km); 1996 feet (608 meters) deep.
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