Lava

Definition of Lava

La´va   Pronunciation: lä´vå; 277
n.1.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.
Lava millstone
a hard and coarse basaltic millstone from the neighborhood of the Rhine.
Lava ware
a kind of cheap pottery made of iron slag cast into tiles, urns, table tops, etc., resembling lava in appearance.

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aa, abyssal rock, ash, ashes, basalt, bedrock, block lava, brand, brash, breccia, calx, carbon, charcoal, cinder, clinker, coal, coke, conglomerate, coom, crag, dross, druid stone, festooned pahoehoe, fume, gneiss, granite, igneous rock, limestone, living rock, magma, mantlerock, metamorphic rock, monolith, pahoehoe, pillow lava, porphyry, pudding stone, reek, regolith, rock, ropy lava, rubble, rubblestone, sandstone, sarsen, schist, scoria, scree, sedimentary rock, shelly pahoehoe, slag, smoke, smudge, smut, soot, stone, sullage, talus, tufa, tuff
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