[ vuhl-key-nee-uh n ]
/ vʌlˈkeɪ ni ən /


of, relating to, or associated with Vulcan.
(lowercase) volcanic.
(lowercase) of or relating to metalworking.

Origin of Vulcanian

1590–1600; < Latin Vulcāni(us) of Vulcan + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vulcanian

  • I have no need of Vulcanian arms, of a thousand ships, to meet the Teucrians.

British Dictionary definitions for vulcanian

/ (vʌlˈkeɪnɪən) /


  1. of or relating to a volcanic eruption characterized by the explosive discharge of fine ash and large irregular fragments of solidified or viscous lava
  2. a less common word for volcanic

Word Origin for vulcanian

C17: after Vulcan
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