Maar meaning

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A broad, shallow, generally flat-floored volcanic crater of explosive origin that is often filled with water.
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A broad, shallow, generally flat-floored volcanic crater that is often filled with water. Maars usually form from explosive eruptions caused by the heating and boiling of groundwater that is invaded by rising magma.
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A broad volcanic crater, usually filled with a lake.
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Origin of maar

  • German from Vulgar Latin mara standing water, lake from Latin mare sea mare2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dialectal German Maar.

    From Wiktionary