a region made up of porous limestone containing deep fissures and sinkholes and characterized by underground caves and streams
Origin of karstGerman from Karst, German name for the hinterland of Trieste, altered from Slovenian Kras
An area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns.
Origin of karstGerman after the Karst , a limestone plateau near Trieste (where geologists first studied karstic landscapes)
Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
From German Karst.