a conical hill produced by volcanic eruption of ash, cinders, or lava.
- Compare cinder cone.
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How to use volcanic cone in a sentence
One of three volcanic cones, the Shira is located at about 12,000 feet on a high plateau that stretches for eight miles before meeting Kilimanjaro’s tallest volcanic cone, Kibo, and its summit, Uhuru peak.
The shape of a volcanic cone depends chiefly on the materials erupted.The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
This place may either be a point, as in a volcanic cone, or a line, as in a mountain range or ridge of hills.
Next morning, a grey, cloudy, heavy sky hung like a funereal pall over the summit of the volcanic cone.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth | Jules Verne
This would be an extinct volcanic cone and the colours would be reflected from the loose cinders that formed its whole.Across America by Motor-cycle | C. K. Shepherd
Mount Tacoma is not simply a volcanic cone, peculiar for its hugeness.Mount Rainier | Various