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Soufrière

[ soo-fryer ]
/ suˈfryɛr /
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noun

Also La Soufrière. a volcano in the West Indies, on St. Vincent island. 4,048 feet (1,234 meters).
Also Grande Soufrière. a volcano in the West Indies, on Guadeloupe. 4,869 feet (1,484 meters).
a volcanic peak in the West Indies, on Montserrat island. 3,002 feet (915 meters).

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Example sentences from the Web for Soufrière

  • La Soufriere made the first historic display of its hidden powers in 1718, when lava poured from its crater.

  • Previous to the eruption of 1812 the appearance of the Soufriere was most interesting.

British Dictionary definitions for Soufrière

Soufrière
/ (French sufrjɛr) /

noun

a volcano in the Caribbean, on N St Vincent: erupted in 1902, killing about 2000 people. Height: 1234 m (4048 ft)
a volcano in the Caribbean, on S Montserrat: the highest point on the island; erupted 1997, causing the effective destruction of the capital, Plymouth, and requiring the partial evacuation of the island. Height: 915 m (3002 ft)
a volcano in the Caribbean, on Guadeloupe. Height: 1484 m (4869 ft)
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