noun, plural vol·ca·noes, vol·ca·nos.
Origin of volcano
Examples from the Web for volcano
Standing on the edge of the Burfell volcano, you realize what a fragile construct modern civilization is.
It ends with Godzilla lured away from Tokyo with a bird call and trapped in a volcano.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla|Rich Goldstein|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the volcano blew its top, thousands perished, immolated by fire, boiling magma, and ash.
Did they ever watch a YouTube video of what a volcano actually looks like?True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted|Marlow Stern|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hard to see how you'd get a volcano to spit boulders just where you needed them to fall...
As to the volcano itself, it could not be doubted that it was completely extinct.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
As we were many miles distant from the volcano, these must have been carried to us from it by the wind.The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
In all this lonely waste there was no sign of life or vegetation and no sound was heard except the low mutterings of the volcano.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
If a volcano were to open under the prison between now and two months' time you would be saved.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Even while he said the words there was a volcano of emotion in him, several motives fighting to combine.The Bright Messenger|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for volcano
noun plural -noes or -nos
Word Origin for volcano
Word Origin and History for volcano
1610s, from Italian vulcano "burning mountain," from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan," Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano" (see Vulcan). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan.
Science definitions for volcano
Culture definitions for volcano
A cone-shaped mountain or hill created by molten material that rises from the interior of the Earth to the surface.