An example of a geyser is Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
Origin of geyser
- After Icelandic Geysir , name of a hot spring of southwest Iceland from geysa to gush from Old Norse gheu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the name of a particular Icelandic geyser which is mentioned as early as the 1760s in The Annual Register, as “Geyser, a wonderful spring in the valley of Haukadal”. From Geysir (“Gusher”), the Icelandic name of the hot spring in Iceland (see), from the verb geysa (“to gush”), from Old Norse geysa (“to gush”).