mud volcano


noun

a vent in the earth's surface through which escaping gas and vapor issue, causing mud to boil and occasionally to overflow, forming a conical mound around the vent.

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Origin of mud volcano

First recorded in 1810–20
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Example sentences from the Web for mud volcano

  • Jasper Grierson's rage fit, or the mud-volcano manifestation of it, passed as suddenly as it had broken out.

    The Price|Francis Lynde
  • We had some difficulty in finding our quest, the Salse, or mud-volcano.

    At Last|Charles Kingsley
  • This mud-volcano is known to have been in action for fifteen centuries.

British Dictionary definitions for mud volcano

mud volcano

noun

a cone-shaped mound formed from fine mud ejected, with gases and water, from hot springs, geysers, etc, in volcanic regions
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