- a natural glass produced when molten lava cools very rapidly; obsidian.
Origin of volcanic glass
First recorded in 1830–40
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She armed herself with an obsidian or volcanic-glass knife, and waited their coming.
- any of several glassy volcanic igneous rocks, such as obsidian and pitchstone
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- Natural glass produced by the cooling of molten lava too quickly to permit crystallization. Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass.
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