Vulcanian

[vuhl-key-nee-uh n]

Origin of Vulcanian

1590–1600; < Latin Vulcāni(us) of Vulcan + -an
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Historical Examples of vulcanian

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


British Dictionary definitions for vulcanian

vulcanian

adjective
  1. geology
    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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