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karst

[ kahrst ]
/ kɑrst /
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noun Geology.
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
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Origin of karst

1900–05; <German, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau north of Trieste

OTHER WORDS FROM karst

karstic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for karst

karst
/ (kɑːst) /

noun
(modifier) denoting the characteristic scenery of a limestone region, including underground streams, gorges, etc

Derived forms of karst

karstic, adjective

Word Origin for karst

C19: German, from Karst, limestone plateau near Trieste
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