Sentence Examples

  • The surface of the upper slopes of Mauna Loa is almost wholly of two widely different kinds of barren lava-flows, called by the Hawaiians the pahoehoe and the aa.
  • Dana introduced the term "as" for this rough kind of lava-stream, whilst he applied the term "pahoehoe" to those flows which have a smooth surface, or are simply wrinkled and ropy; these terms being used in this sense in Hawaii, in relation to the local lavas.
  • The pahoehoe has a smooth but billowy or hummooky surface, and is marked by lines which show that it cooled as it flowed.

How would you define pahoehoe? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus