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.