noun, plural vol·ca·noes, vol·ca·nos.
Origin of volcano
Examples from the Web for volcanoes
Volcanoes spewed lava and ash, ocean floors were thrust upward, sand and rock and shale settled into slurry.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other natural climate variations include solar activity and volcanoes.Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen|Dominique Browning|April 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Russian roulette,” as Scarth observes, “is not a game that volcanoes usually lose.
It connects the volcanoes of Kamtschatka with those of Japan, and the linear arrangement is apparent.Volcanoes: Past and Present|Edward Hull
An observation of volcanoes shows us that they have three well marked phases of action.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
It follows that volcanoes are peaks of an unstable character.The Alps|Martin Conway
At Stromboli we learn the lesson that the explosive force in volcanoes is that of steam.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
The amount of rock matter which has been thrown forth from the volcanoes about the Bay of Naples is very great.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
British Dictionary definitions for volcanoes
noun plural -noes or -nos
Word Origin for volcano
Word Origin and History for volcanoes
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 volcanoes
Culture definitions for volcanoes
A cone-shaped mountain or hill created by molten material that rises from the interior of the Earth to the surface.