vulcanian
adjective Date: 1602 1. capitalized of or relating to Vulcan or to working in metals (as iron) 2. of or relating to a volcanic eruption in which highly viscous or solid lava is blown into fragments and dust

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  • Vulcanian — Vul*ca ni*an, a. [L. Vulcanius.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; hence, of or pertaining to works in iron or other metals. [1913 Webster] Ingenious allusions to the Vulcanian panoply which Achilles lent to his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulcanian — [vul kā′nē ən] adj. [L Vulcanius, of Vulcan] 1. of, characteristic of, or associated with Vulcan 2. [v ] having to do with metalworking 3. [sometimes v ] Geol. a) VOLCANIC b) of or pertaining to a volcanic explosion emitting a large cloud of… …   English World dictionary

  • Vulcanian — /vul kay nee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or associated with Vulcan. 2. (l.c.) volcanic. 3. (l.c.) of or pertaining to metalworking. [1590 1600; < L Vulcani(us) of Vulcan + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • vulcanian — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A type of eruption consisting of the explosive ejection of incandescent fragments of new viscous lava, usually on the form of blocks …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Vulcanian — [vʌl keɪnɪən] adjective Geology relating to or denoting a type of volcanic eruption marked by periodic explosive events. Origin early 20th cent.: from Vulcano, the name of a volcano in the Lipari Islands, Italy, + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • vulcanian — vul·ca·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Vulcanian — Vul•ca•ni•an [[t]vʌlˈkeɪ ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) myt of or pertaining to Vulcan 2) (l.c.) volcanic • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L Vulcāni(us) of Vulcan + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • vulcanian — /vʌlˈkeɪniən/ (say vul kayneeuhn) adjective 1. volcanic. 2. of metalworking …   Australian English dictionary

  • vulcanian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vulcanian eruption — Vulcanian eruptions usually commence with phreatomagmatic eruptions which can be extremely noisy due the rising magma heating water in the ground. This is usually followed by the explosive throat clearing of the vent and the eruption column is… …   Wikipedia

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