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noun

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

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Origin of crater lake

First recorded in 1875–80

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Crater Lake

noun

a lake in the crater of an extinct volcano in southwestern Oregon, in Crater Lake National Park. 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km); 1,996 feet (608 meters) deep.

Origin of Crater Lake

First recorded in 1895–1900
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