OTHER WORDS FROM PlinyPlin·i·an, adjective
Examples from the Web for plinian
It would be impossible in any case for me to attempt a Plinian panegyric, or a French éloge.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Fast-moving deadly pyroclastic flows (“nuées ardentes”) are also commonly associated with plinian eruptions.
Read two papers before the Plinian Society of Edinburgh "at the close of 1826 or early in 1827."More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
The most powerful eruptions are called “plinian” and involve the explosive ejection of relatively viscous lava.