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Definitions of lava

  1. rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams sometimes miles in length. It also issues from fissures in the earth's surface, and forms beds covering many square miles, as in the Northwestern United States. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Melted rock such as that which is thrown from a volcano. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The melted matter discharged from a burning mountain, and that flows down its sides. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Melted rock flowing from a volcano. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Melted rock, as from a volcanic crater. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Rock matter, which issues in a molten state from the vent of a volcano. Lava-millstones, a hard basaltic stone, obtained from quarries net Andernach, on the Rhine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The melted rock-matter which flows from a volcano. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. lä'va, n. the melted matter discharged from a burning mountain, that flows down its sides. [It. lava, a stream--L. lav[=a]re, to wash.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Matter flowing from volcano, solid substance it cools into; (w. pl.) kind, bed, of l. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. [It.] Any rock-material which flows, melted, from a volcano; usually either felspathic (as pumice) or augitic (as black lava). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. n. [Italian] The melted rook ejected by a Volcano; also, the scoriae or ashes when cooled. Cabinet Dictionary

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